There have been many changes such as the loss of my mother and of my marriage. Through all the pain, painting and creating art helps keep me grounded and focused on what is important in life.
It wasn’t until this year a very dear friend of mine said to me “you have a Vision for your art.” I thought at the time it was a nice compliment. Then we started talking about my vision and he asked me “Do you know what your Vision is or how to describe it?” Then I realized that I wasn’t exactly sure what he meant. I wondered if he was asking if I had hallucinations or if maybe he thought I was talking to aliens while wearing my tin foil hat.
“What does he mean?!,” I found myself asking.
This conversation made me realize that the general public may not understand what an artist’s vision “looks like”. We talked more about my Vision and after gaining some understanding I was able to see and describe Him better. It turns out my Vision has always been with me, I just didn’t know it had a name…and apparently my Vision is male.
Here is a good description of an artistic vision:
Vision is the art of seeing the invisible. It is the ability to see something that only you can see, something that others do not see because this something does not have a physical reality. It is something you see in your minds eye, something that exists in your imagination, something that is within yourself.
When I create an original oil painting or mural my vision is made real.