Have you ever wondered what makes an artist? It’s a question people have asked for years. As for me, my simple answer is, an artist is a person who looks for the beauty in God’s creation. Art is everywhere and it can inspire your thoughts, elicit emotions, or simply fill a person’s spirit with joy.
My creative nature started as a young child in school with poster paints. Over the years I’ve studied at Northern Virginia Community College in the Fine Arts Department, attended multiple art workshops, and I have been a member of the Vienna arts society for over seven years. The most important thing I have learned is that an artist needs other artists. We help each other with creativity, inspiration, and instructions.
One of my favorite sayings is, “Variety is the spice of life!” This is why no set style or medium limits me or constricts my art. I use pastels, watercolors, colored pencils, acrylics, graphite, and alcohol inks for multiple subject matters. I’ve even dabbled in paper collage which is very challenging! You can say I’m never bored! There’s no wrong or right answer to what makes Art or an Artist. “Art is in the eye of the beholder.” May you always be enlightened and inspired through “My Art”.
Joyce A. Myers