I did not have a natural aptitude for drawing and yet I was encouraged by that single skill as being the essence of my artistic career.Read More
When you’re an artist, you have lots of time to contemplate your processes in life. The best example I can give you is through a question: Is the real process of creativity a natural phenomena or can it be learned and influenced?Read More
The late great Grant MacEwan, once said to me—“your ability to work with your hands will always put food on the table”.Read More
You know how there's a good and bad Spiderman, yin and yang Spidey, the evil twin, well guess what?
I think it finally happened! The drug abuse, the drinking in the 70's, floundering from the righteous path, has finally taken its toll.
I didn't even see it coming.
I was so focused on trying to be different, I became ordinary, or maybe the whole thing just got away from me. Maybe I should just be my self, and see what happens.
O.K. tomorrow is the launch of my new website Grudart.ca.
I have been pushing to market this launch and generate some exposure for my paintings daily for the last week.
Nothing wrong with that, most people would say and yet something about this whole thing was missing.
It got me thinking!
What is the underlying purpose of creating exposure for my work?
Having pursued this art thing for more than 40 years, I have been fortunate to meet some incredibly talented and creative people, many of which have never had there work seen.
Is it because their work never appeared in front of the right people? I think that is true but another truth is, many people have a limited view of the value of owning a piece of original art.
Being a collector and owning an original piece of art is like being in possession of part of the artist's life. It seems hard to put a value on it and yet we do.
So last night it occurred to me, that this new website was about generating exposure for original "Fine Art" not just for myself but for those artists who have taken pride in creating, some for as long as I have, creating originals from scratch, from inception to a drawing to the final product.
I am really excited and proud to be part of the global art community.
I will continue to promote my work but now with the hope it will bring greater attention to the legacy Fine Art and artists are creating, through hand made pieces of art we make for everyone to enjoy,