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By All Means Create
18 visual artists and one of the most inspiring creative quotes in art history.
Paint, pastel, paper. Screen print and block print. Digital art and photography. Pen and pencil. Collage and clay. All were employed to help us illustrate the words of Vincent van Gogh. We invite you to ignore that inner critic who says, "you cannot" because it is through any medium and by all means that art is created.
We decided to delve deeper to find how artists silence their “inner critics,” and push past their creative blocks. Follow us each week to see how different artists challenge their fears and continue creating!
This weeks artist is...
Kathy knows the voice of her inner critic well - bearing the name van Gogh deterred her from creating for almost forty years of her life. As a means to paint while not being regarded as a “painter”, she chose to enter the creative world through the decorative arts. In the process, she has found ways to use the critic's voice to make the pieces she loves a success.
Watch By All Means Create with… Kathy van Gogh and start working together with your inner critic to make each artwork a masterpiece in its own right!
all: J. McLaughlin
Meet J.McLaughlin, visual artist, photographer, performance artist, musician, and Coordinator at Opus Victoria! Truly, she was the perfect artist to represent the word "all". An Opus Essential Sketchbook provided the base for this fun piece.
and that voice: Brian G. White - briangwhite.com
Brian, the Regional Sales Manager for all 6 Opus stores, is an amazing visual artist who is proficient in a multitude of fine art mediums. Repetitive mark making techniques are a heavily explored in his work, combined with elements such as unconventional canvas shapes and audio/visual work.
will: Ameline Roberts-Krebs
be: Ayesha Butt
The music for By All Means Create is an original piece composed for the video by Victor Hugo Cobian. We were thrilled when we heard it along with the visuals and we cannot thank him enough for his contribution. For more of his music with his band, The 100th Monkey Collective (which includes visual artist Lucie Bardos), visit the100thmonkeycollective.bandcamp.com
Thank you to each and every one of these artists for silencing the voice within that says, "you cannot" and for sharing their work with all of us.
No matter what barriers you find blocking your own creative path, we hope the inspiring words of Vincent van Gogh will resonate, invigorating your desire to break through. Whatever your medium, no matter your idea, by all means create!