In Dedication to our CO-FOUNDER (RIP: 8-3-19) Jorge Goncalves was the light behind the DC Creators curtain, and helped us produce wonderful events all around
Storytelling is a cross-cultural, significant human experience we have the ability to do. It existed before written language and now we see it in the art around us. Believe in your story, see it as something to be valued and as something that can lend a hand to others looking for answers within.
The main reason I create is to share my perception of what I see with the rest of the world. Sometimes I feel like many people walk past beautiful interesting things without noticing them. For most of my artwork, I guess that I am trying to say, “Stop and look at this!”
While it’s important to take in feedback, you should take everything with a grain of salt. My one art teacher in college gave me a “C” and said that I wasn’t good at drawing, but I used that as fuel because I knew that she was incorrect. Now I have a 3 month waiting list of commissions.
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CAMP IAMU (@Burning Man) DC Creators was an inspired thought right after our first Founder came back from Burning Man (BM) in 2015. She was
I’m an offbeat fine artist based in the Washington DC area. An assortment of animals, crazy characters, mythical monsters and more continuously fill my head. I usually paint them into existence using bold colors and a thick and chunky acrylic that begs to be touched.
“I’ve always been interested in making new worlds and new characters to share with people, particularly now that the pandemic has drained life+vibrancy from the outer reality. Frequently I use speculative fiction to explore gender and other concepts in a zone with fewer restrictions.
Advice to other aspiring artists: Create as much work as you can. Choose to make what you love, and seek to improve your work with each new piece you make. It’s hard work, but if you have a drive to succeed, you can accomplish just about anything. If you want to become a professional artist, take some business classes!
Advice to other aspiring artists: There are going to be a million people who tell you that your art is bad, that it won’t go anywhere, that your wasting your time, you’ll get the looks and the weird smiles when you try to explain your creative process to people, you’ll get the friends who are there to support you but don’t take the time to understand and listen to the components one of YOUR pieces takes…
Description of self: Very generous, warm, able to think in multiple perspectives, good sense of humor and respect for beauty. Technically skilled and open to other cultural perspectives. Able to improvise with very little direction. Flexible in stressful situations. Wide range of lived experiences. Constant honest appraisals.
Advice to other aspiring artists: No matter what, keep creating!! You may come across people such as teachers, peers, or even yourself that might put your work down or tell you to just give up. Or your work might not be selling right away and you may feel that it is not worth it to continue. DON’T GIVE UP! Just keep on creating for the JOY it brings you.
I’ve been creating and dreaming for as long as I can remember. Art has kept my hands and mind occupied thru my journey of sobriety that started about three years ago. Art truly saved me and helped me realize my purpose in this life. It is the place where I lose myself and find myself.
If I had one piece of advice to give another Aspiring Artist would be..Attention all Artist everything you do is art the way you sleep eat play work out it’s all art so embrace that it’s already in you so keep doing Art keep doing what you Love You are an Inspiration to someone in the World
Advice to other aspiring artists: The hardest thing to do in life is be consistent – to maintain a routine. Find one thing to do every day that makes you happy & always give yourself time to do it. No matter where life takes you, you will always have your routine.
Just keep making art. There’s so many artists with the same passion, just focus on yourself. And it might feel bad sometimes because your art might not get attention but that’s ok. At the end of the day make the art for yourself and those who enjoy it will come along.