My artist’s voice is loud. I have a bold and colorful voice.
I wish my art teachers had taught me this thing called an “artist’s voice.” It is important. I had never heard of this thing called a voice before but it is the foundation of your art expression and your art career. It’s the thing in your art that shows that it is
you creating that painting or sculpture or whatever your medium of choice may be. In fact, your medium is part of your voice. I have tried so many different mediums from watercolor to painting tints on concrete to ceramics and I have chosen oil
paints as my preferred medium. I really love oil painting. It fits me.
So it goes for finding your own voice. What subjects and what genres should you paint? Most artists like myself enjoy painting a variety of subjects however this isn’t a good thing for a career in art. So I am at a point where I need to narrow down my subjects that I paint. My voice is loud and colorful and alive. I need to choose those subjects that fit me. I just discovered butterflies and people seem to love how I paint them. Butterflies fit. They are colorful and alive. I am obsessed with ravens and crows. These birds are loud and alive but not so colorful, however in an abstract painting they are colorful. It fits. I love water and oceans and the life that lives in that ocean. I love sea turtles and fish. These are colorful and alive. They fit.
So I have narrowed my subject matter down. It is also important that you love what you paint. If you love cars then don’t paint horses. Paint what you love. It will show in your work.
Peace and be well…