What do you love about being an artist?
I am constantly enthusiastic and excited about all of my creative projects. I enjoy the challenges of the work.
What do you fear about being an artist?
I fear the constant difficulties of poverty.
were you self taught our attended school?
I have always made art, every since I was little. In a sense I was self taught. However, I’ve always enjoyed looking at and studying other artists works. Most of what I have learned has been from working and looking. Eventually, I did earn a B.FA. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a M.F.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
This blog was created to inspire, inform and impact creative individuals and to make connections, is there anything that you are fighting for? (if you don’t have an answer it’s ok)
I don’t think of it as a fight, it’s more of a constant struggle…a constant struggle to keep working and to produce the best work I am capable of.
Are there any shows coming up that you are showcasing in?
I was in a 3 artist exhibition called “The Subconscious Eye” at Chicago’s Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art which was on display April 5 through June 2, 2013. I currently have 2 entire floors of work hanging at the Star Lounge Coffee Bar on West Chicago Ave. I am curating a six artist exhibit, including myself, called “Chatterbox Fiction” which will be at the Beverly Art Center from the end of this September through the end of October. This November and December I will fill the entire Uncommon Grounds Cafe in Wrigleyville with my work.
What message do you want to leave behind in your artwork?
My message is for people to look and think for themselves, to use their own minds and imagination and to find ways to live in peace and harmony, to enjoy life to its fullest.
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