This is something I am often struggling with and I can not help but wonder if this is something other artists also find challenging?
Besides figurative oil paintings, I love painting abstracts. I have dabbled in stained glass and etchings. I do metal sculpting, have worked with clay and wood and attended a marble-sculpting course (still have several pieces of marble and limestone calling me). I immensely enjoy drawing, especially life drawing. I studied graphic as well as web design and can get lost for days in front of my computer working on designs. Then during the last few years I started to spend an increasing amount of time on photography; first studio work, then nudes in nature and recently underwater photography. (‘Jack of all trades, master of none’ perhaps?!)
With a variety of interests I often find it really challenging staying focused. Projects will land on my lap that sound enticing; help someone create a business identity, wedding photography, help set up a new website, design a logo, a painting of someone’s child, product photography… In no time I will find myself lost in ventures taking me in directions I feel is not parallel with my core purpose.
While discussing this with TJ he asked me what my mission statement is? This got my thoughts rolling. What is Antoine Art Studio LLC’s mission statement?
This is what I came up with:
‘To create innovative fine art that inspires and moves’
Herewith I share one of my newest works ‘Subsistence IV’ A painting for which I used the wonderful model Artemis as reference.