Friday, 11 August 2017

Fostering Creativity

This is from a post thats 5 years old but its just as important today.

When we decide to take on the title of 'artist' we now accept the role of presenting our hearts and emotions for everyone to see.
A true artist paints from the depths of their soul, and goes to those places of inspiration that cant be seen by the naked eye.  It can be a hard road, it can be a happy road, but none the less is a less traveled road.

Art is not about how many classes you can attend and complete, its about how many classes is life you can complete and then relate visually to all to see.  That is the truth in art.  If a patron to a gallery stands for more than three minutes trying to understand the visual you just presented to them from your soul, then you have accomplished engaging their minds into trying to understand another human being and how they may see something different than you do. It develops empathy.
Fostering Free Thinking and Expression in art for children and adults is essential to emotional and mental growth - to developing that empathy towards another.

Art is not about giving an assignment and production for an exhibition.  Art is about celebrating
the diversity of the artists and presenting works for exhibition.  Any thing less removes the human component of the art and turns it into a managed factory of humans who just happen to be able to paint.

A friend sent me a saying that artists were dangerous because they accept or try to understand everyone. It may be true or not.


But there is nothing more detrimental to the human spirit,  as putting limitations on their development.

Laura Lea C

What's just finished on the easel

Blue Monarch
9x12 acrylic

I'm having so much fun with these characters !

on to the next one !



My photo
Derby - Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada
Laura Lea is a painter and photographer living in New Brunswick. Follow her on Facebook!