A Place in the Sunlight

"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures." ~ Henry Ward Beecher
 
The inner artist finds a way. Whether you realize it or not, he/she is vying for a place within your painting.
 
Inserting a piece of yourself into your artwork does NOT make you selfish or self-centered. It makes you human and your artwork more genuine.
 
People crave connection. Art transcends the bounds of the present. We have connected with people long gone through the artwork left behind and even learned about entire civilizations through graffiti and other art on the walls of caves and ruins.
 
To be an artist is to be a communicator. That means speaking through the perspective you know with the talents you have.
 
Don't let your inner artist stay cooped up in the recesses of your soul. He/she was not meant to be kept in the dark.
 
To be an artist is to be vulnerable, which ultimately means allowing your inner artist a place out in the sunlight.
 
Hand-painted in Adobe Photoshop CC using the Wacom Intuos Pro and the Wacom Art Pen.
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