What’s the best thing about being an artist?
Marcia Holmes: Living the artist’s life encompasses the best of an enormous range of emotion; the wonder and gift of creativity alone, dreaming art and pursuing the visions I’m compelled to paint, the boundless freedom of artistic expression; fulfillment, exhilaration, surprise revelations of self-discovery and beauty of unexpected finishes accomplished!!
Being a wanderlust, I’ve added a personal joy of being an artist, which is “I paint to travel and travel to paint. I’ll share an excerpt from my catalogue Anecdotes from Water’s Edge, 2017/2018-Degas Gallery, New Orleans Solo Exhibition, post a France painting excursion: “I am grateful for the experiences enjoyed, and further to be able to reveal the open heart of an artist, a voyager, a woman of conscience and faith. There is no comparison to being alone in nature. For me it is the closest thing to God and ultimate freedom.”
The Lagniappe, bonus of being an artist, is the personal relationships formed meeting collectors, working with art professionals, students, and just talking art with friends! This connectivity is the best part of living an artist’s life!
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