Inspiration can be contagious.
When we learn about how and why others are doing the things they’re impassioned to do, it has a way of driving us further toward our own endeavors. I think you’ll agree when you read this issue of Artists on Art (September/October 2018).
The word “obsession” comes up, for example, in Yael Maimon’s article on why she relentlessly paints cats, or what I think of as the essence of cats, in a variety of media.
Also in this issue, Colin Poole articulates, “When humans experience true inspiration — the type where your heart races and your mind is swept away — it’s as if they’re being taken on a magical ride wherein there are no limitations.”
You know that feeling, don’t you? That’s why we’re here.
Another great quote from this issue is from Sharon Pomales Tousey: “… if I let my art have a voice — a loud voice, not a whisper — people will listen and there will be hope for the change I want to see.” (You can click here to share this quote on Twitter.)
We’re also here to improve our craft, and so you’ll find articles on topics such as how to paint the color of light (by Thomas Jefferson Kitts), tips on how to become a professional artist (by Ryan S. Brown), and a step-by-step painting demonstration (by Christina Ramos, our cover artist).
Let us know what you think about this issue and what you’d like to see in the future, or just drop a line to say hello at [email protected] Use the hashtag #AoAmag on social, and remember that you can see your art featured in our weekly newsletter when you become an Ambassador.
Yours in art,