It’s that time again – time to review 10 modern day artists who have been featured in our artist spotlight. These were part of our 10 Artists in 10 Days series at Artpromotivate. This was an exciting time, both for us and for the artists. We got to see some amazing talent posted here. For some of the artists, this was their first time being featured anywhere.
I hope you feel proud of your accomplishment, and this gives you that extra motivation to apply for other spotlights and art competitions.
I find that artists are mainly positive people. Most of us struggle with promoting and getting our art out there, but deep down inside we know that creating is what we love doing. It is not making money from our art which motivates us (even though that would be good), but the will to express ourselves through our mediums.
Here is the lists of previously featured artists here at Artpromotivate:
In reviewing these ten artists, I will include a statement from each of them in answer to the question “Where do see yourself as an artist in 10 years?” You will see that the answers are diverse, but they all have one thing in common. The artists see themselves still creating, and becoming a better artist.
Ten Featured Modern Day Artists and Their Outlook for the Future
Medium: acrylic, recycled materials, spray paints
Themes: architecture, people, open spaces
Style: semi-abstracted painting
Plans for the Future :
My main goal for myself is to be able to support myself exclusively on making art, and I’m so close to attaining that goal I can taste it.
In 10 years, I’ll be older and wiser, still creating and still traveling as much as possible. The only thing that is certain is that I’ll have evolved as a person and as an artist. Other than that, I can’t really say. Life is a surprise.
Mediums: Watercolor, acrylic, oil painting, graphite, pastels, colored pencil
Themes: Sletches and paintings of wildlife and horses
Style: Representational and realism paintings
Advice for Artists:
Never give up, and don't be afraid to go out on a limb and take a chance. Speak to as many people as you can, and never for one second worry that they won't take you seriously. Even if they don't, there's always someone out there who will!
Themes: Flowers and nature
Style: macro floral photography
Plans for Future:
Traveling the world, speaking, inspiring others, collecting royalty checks, living comfortably and stress free....painting and trying other forms of art.
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Themes: Memory, nature of the mind, time
Style: symbolism, sublime, epic
I see myself having had many successful solo shows, selling art and making a living from my work. My tutor at art college used to say that I’d make a lot of money when I decided what I wanted to paint...my future vision is a me that still explores, still is imaginative but has reached a point where the world of money making and freedom of my creativity have reached a pleasant and successful cohabiting place!
Medium: pastel, pencil, watercolor, acrylics, oil paint, digital imaging
Themes: portraiture, still life, landscapes
Plans for the Future:
I paint more now that at any time in my life…as you get older you feel that you have to leave something behind to say "I was here". But I do look back and think "what have you been doing with your life?
Themes: Nature, floral, seascape and landscape.
Style: Heavy impasto, and subtle realism.
Outlook for the Future:
I see myself surrounded by art. My large and comfortable home and studio an ever changing world of art, people, and events.
Themes: abstracts, dreamscapes, flowers
Style: representational and non-representational
I see myself doing solo exhibits, painting small and large scale pieces in my very own art studio, teaching classes, making a living with my art and hopefully inspiring other emerging artists along the way.
Medium: Watercolor, Oils
Themes: Landscapes, still lifes, abstractions
Style: Colorful, stylized, design
Plans for Future:
Hopefully I will improve. I'd like to start to work a bit bigger (I tend to paint rather small... for time's sake and so the art can fit on my scanner bed). It would be a dream to be able to support myself solely by painting what I want to paint. I think this is a dream of most artists.
Monika Mori / MooAustria
Medium: Acrylics, watercolor, pastel, oil paint
Style: abstract expressionism
In 2022 my work is very well known in the art scene and I will support young artists to find their path in life and art. In my opinion it is a must to help and guide the younger generations if they like and need it
Medium: Oils, pencil, pastels, ink, watercolor, acrylic.
Themes: Landscapes, seascapes, paintings of wildlife and fish
Style: Realism and representational
Plans for the Future:
Painting, painting and probably needing a chair.
That concludes this list of 10 modern day artists and what they all look forward to for the future.
What about you? What is your outlook for the future? Where do you see your art going 10 years from now?