These are listed in the order that they were first interviewed at Artpromotivate.
They all were asked if they had some encouragement for emerging artists. These answers are included under the motivational quotes heading. The artists spotlighted come from various backgrounds, mediums, and styles. They include photographers, painters, digital artists, folk artists, and more.
Motivational Quotes for Emerging Artists from our Artist Spotlight
- Nancy Jo Corderman
Medium: Digital Art
Character: I love color, texture and good humor.
Motivational Quote: “Always create your art no matter what.”
- John Neville Cohen
Style: Photographic Manipulation
Themes: Nature and beautiful women
Character: "Art Galleries refer to me as a photographer, but photographers refer to me as an Artist!"
Motivational Quote: “I cannot give advice really, as I have only started relatively recently. But I belief if you have faith in what you create, you must continue, even if you are not getting recognition. Providing you have another way of earning an income.”
- Rob Heath
Country: Loire, France
Styles: Surreal/ Figurative/ Abstract Expressionism
Mediums: Acrylic and oil paint
Themes: Urban Skylines, Cityscapes, Twin Towers Paintings, Landscapes
Character: inquisitive, experimental, progressive
Motivation Quote: “Let yourself go! Isolate yourself, put on some music and just experiment with how you feel. Put your attempts up on a communal artistic website and solicit comments from other artists. Then enter a few competitions just to get the experience of qualified curators.”
- Virginia Wilson
Country: Florida, United States
Style: Impressionistic Painting
Medium: Silk Paintings
Themes: nature, inner nature
Character: courageous, caring, enthusiastic
Motivational Quote: “Work hard and never give up on your art!”
- David Parfitt
Country: England, UK
Style: public art, monumental sculpture
Medium: stone, steel, plastics, glass, wood
Theme: the mass of objects through space
Character: perplexed enthralled certain
Motivational Quote: “I would say to an aspiring artist, You are already an artist - it is all there within you right now, you've just got to locate it and understand it, you must commit to that and never be satisfied. To an emerging artist I would say: what exactly are you emerging from?”
- Kimberlee Rocca
Style: abstract forms, organic shapes
Medium: Foil Imaging
Themes: wholeness and completion
Character: Resourceful, Out-of-the-Box, Scintillating
Motivation Quote: “The discipline and business side of art is what sets you apart from the part time artists. I am part time and still make a living because I am persistent to cultivate my career a little each and every day. And connect with people who can help bring you closer to your goals. You may only be one person away from your ultimate success”
- Mike Filippello
Style: American Folk Art
Theme: whimsical little villages
Character: From the hand and heart of a dreamer.. this is just my beginning.
Motivational Quote: “I've been told many times to ‘Stay true to who you are’ and I find that the real truth in what an Artist creates. What happens naturally when you create is what you do. I paint landscapes of imaginary places--it's what comes out naturally when I put the brush to the canvas. It's my love and my passion. I can only hope that every aspiring Artist can find the joy in what they do as I have been so fortunate to find.”
- Hiroko Sakai
Country: Japanese Artist from California, United States
Medium: oil paintings
Character: A trouble maker
Motivational Quote: “Whatever other people say, you know your art the best. If your art is not accepted, it is just because they are different. I can not explain well in English, but there are as many people as the number of the stars on the sky, so you just need to find people who have the same inspirations as yours.”
- Larry Cwik
Country: Pacific Northwest, USA
Style: mystery, surrealism, beauty
Medium: Fine Art Photography
Themes: unusual scenes and juxtapositions
Character: creative, thinking, fun
Motivational Quote: “Keep growing. Keep making art. Be persistent. Do not give up. Stay inspired. Travel if you can. See lots of art. Make friends with other artists. Read about art. Grow as a person. Make your art a priority.”
- Scott Hile
Country: Arizona, USA
Style: Semi-representational and abstract
Mediums: acrylic, oil, metal, canvas, wood, plexiglass, glass, etc.
Theme: incite curiosity
Character: Christian, Photographer, Artist
Motivational Quote: “If you enjoy creating, DON'T EVER STOP. If you think your good enough to make it a career, get a second, third, fourth, and fifth opinion before you quit your day job. And if you do, be able to take rejection and harsh criticism, and be able to accept hunger, or don't even bother.”
I would like to express a heartfelt thank-you to all the artists who have filled out the Artist Spotlight questionnaire.
It is a pleasure to feature your inspiring art here at Artpromotivate!
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