"Owning an Original Piece of
Everything is so disposable in
our society, whether its computers, appliances or cars. As soon
as that product leaves the lot or has been used, its value depreciates
and continues to do so over time. With owning “original”
art, exactly the opposite is true. An “original” piece
of art is created and painted by the artist, and over time will
increase in value. Especially if the artist is determined to make
it somewhere in the art world and is very prolific.
Serious artists must always be learning and
perfecting their craft. These serious artists must also carefully choose
respected galleries locally to show at and eventually try to expand to
other cities, to gain recognition across Canada, the US and
Internationally. Art competitions are another way for artists to get
their names known in the US and Internationally, but one must be one of
the top few winners to get their names recognized and even published in
Artists must also try to build
recognition of their skills by joining prestigious art societies,
which allow them to add initials behind their names. These “initials”
are calling cards that tell potential galleries and societies
that they are very skilled in their craft, making it easier to
get into the more respected galleries. These are the pursuits
that help elevate the artists name, which in turn raises the value
of the artists work.
The life of an artist is a
difficult one, the discipline and hard work required to always learn, to
create everyday, to take many rejections from galleries, competitions
and societies are all overlooked for the challenge and thrill to
“create”. Creating is what keeps artists alive.
Owning an “original”
piece of art is really owning a little piece of an artist. It’s a
glimpse into their life and their creative passion, a brief moment of
their history caught in paint. An “original” piece of art can never be
duplicated, the brush strokes, the colours, the application of the paint
could never be exactly the same. This “one of a kind piece” will never
lose its value, and will only gain in value over the years.
disposable world, these are the things we pass onto our children and
these are the things we want our future generations to inherit.