Monday, March 29, 2010
There is much discussion about painters vs. illustrators, and are illustrators true artists or does that title only apply to those who adhere to some purist sense of the word? I've dealt with this question all my life and I've seen a lot of methods and styles come and go in popularity. Because N. C. Wyeth was chiefly an illustrator, does that make him less of an artist? Because Monet was chiefly a painter, does that mean his work is more relevant than Fredric Remington's? The wonderful thing about art is, there is room for everyone and everything. From crayons to digital media, it's all creative. God made us all in His image. My art may be quite illustrative, but if it emulates the One who designed me to be who I am, I'm happy with that. In the words of the famous runner and missionary, Eric Liddell, whose biography inspired the movie, Chariots of Fire, "I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure."
I believe God created me with a whimsical nature that expresses itself in many ways, one of them being my artwork. And when I create in that way, I feel His pleasure.
Happy Spring to all of you from Singing Creek Studio!
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