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Independent Fine Art Professionals

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Discussions and encouragement for artists and art lovers.
  1. ProducerChad Carroll

    Chad Carroll

    Starving Artist to Thriving Artist - Making $$$ with your Talents
    Starving Artist to Thriving Artist - Making $$$ with your TalentsShow me the MONEY!There are thousands if not millions of Potters, Weavers, Glass Blowers, Tattoo Artists, Make-up/FX Artists, Muralists, Portrait Artists, Face Painters, Artistic Photographers, Animators, Illustrators and other Fine Artists ... just...


    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    11/01/2017 #3 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Chad Carroll, We have walked down similar paths. I can relate to much of what you have written in this piece. Welcome to beBee.
    Chad Carroll
    11/01/2017 #2 Chad Carroll
    #1 @Donna-Luisa Eversley - Thank you. Yes it is rewarding! Now, wish I could talk myself into thinking folding laundry was a hobby. It would make that task a little less of a bummer. :D
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    11/01/2017 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @chad Carroll what a great story. Using ones talents and even hobbies to generate income is very rewarding!
  2. ProducerTapiwa Matthew Mutisi
    You Are The Artist Of Your Own Life. Make It Beautiful.
    You Are The Artist Of Your Own Life. Make It Beautiful.“Nobody else gets to live your life. You are the artist. Paint your picture. Dream your own masterpiece into being."- Anna TaylorYou have one life. You are the artist. Don’t just make life work, you make it a masterpiece. When you are the...


    Devesh Bhatt
    11/01/2017 #2 Devesh Bhatt
    Lovely read. Thank you.
  3. ProducerLyon Brave

    Lyon Brave

    A KICK ASS ARTIST NAMED LYON BRAVE Jessica Alba: I used to draw to pay my bills. I don't know why i stopped doing that. I was so much happier.This was one of my favorites. So much cooler in person. (SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION LOL)Really fast self...


    Roy Daggs
    07/01/2017 #5 Roy Daggs
    This shit kick ass for real. I dig your art girl, but fuck all this politic talk on your page, why don't you just focus on art and music. You black. We don't give a fuck about Donal trump. You know what niggers like. Make nigger things. That's my advice to you to stop being broke yo.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    05/01/2017 #4 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    compelling and cool...Art by Lyon!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    05/01/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Absolutely compelling work, @Lyon Brave. The third one draws me in. I could look at it for quite some time. I do have a thing for the juxtaposition of abstract and figurative in one work.
    Dean Owen
    05/01/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    Forgive me but Holy Sheesh Kebabs you are good! And I am not being complimentary for compliments sake. Totally unique. If I saw that first painting in a gallery, I'd probably want to snap it up even if budget doesn't permit! Way more talented than Alexandra Nechita, and as unique as Jean-Michel Basquiat.
  4. ProducerEeva Maria Karhunen
    Money and art
    Money and artIt's obvious to buy art one must be rather wealthy. But to produce it, the creative person at least should have a source of money that is paying the rent and bills.How to achieve this? I have no idea. I have been blessed to be born in a family with...


    Bernard Poulin
    24/12/2016 #21 Bernard Poulin
    Simply a clarification : all of what we produce in our lifetimes as creatives is "artwork" not "art". Artwork is the "thing" that we work on and produce as a product which can be purchased. Whether "art" emerges from that product is another matter all together. Painters, sculptors, dancers, writers all want to produce, one day, that humungously important work that reaches out beyond our navels and touches and moves others to the point where they are transfixed by the power emanating from that creation we have made. That's all we can hope for - that some of what we have made becomes motre than it appears to be in the beginning. Basically, money is never associated with "art"since art is un-buyable. As it is an enigma, a wondrous non-thing which is spiritual rather than physical, it cannot be bought. It is free to whomever looks upon it and is moved. Yes, we can buy the thing that holds the art (for example : the painting of the Mona Lisa belongs to the Louvre museum in Paris, but Mona Lisa "herself" belongs to the world - free and gratis. This is what “may” one day make our artwork valuable - i.e. : when it lives and breathes within others and beyond its physical self. Only then is there art. Only then are we "artists".
    Phil Friedman
    21/12/2016 #20 Phil Friedman
    It's necessary for would-be artists to face a couple of truths. Foremost, that not everyone who aspires to produce worthwhile art can do so. Yes, "beauty" (read artistic value) is in the eye of the beholder, but if it is only in your eye, consider taking up auto mechanics or some other trade, if for no other reason than to support yourself. Second, consider pricing your are so that it is affordable for ordinary people to own. My wife and I buy and display only original art in our home. We once bought a beautifully framed fairly large piece that we absolutely from the Miami artist Jeff Laibson for $800. We would not consider selling it, so have never had it valued, but I think it must be worth more than 10 times what we paid for it. Could not afford one now, but became big Laibson promoters because we could buy one then. IMO.
    Paul Kemner
    21/12/2016 #19 Paul Kemner
    It's tragic, but most university arts programs set their students up for failure. It's time the arts establishment got over the Salon de Paris, and put the narrative of the Starving Artist aside as a toxic product of 19th century Romanticism.
    When making art for *any* audience is construed as selling out, it's time to reject that worldview. The barriers to finding an audience for your art/music/whatever have never been lower.

    Educating the public that art or craft is worth paying for is a separate issue, and one that's particularly bad in the USA.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    21/12/2016 #17 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #10 It's cool that some paces are already doing something similar. I am thinking big I am talking a place big enough that if everyone chips in there is plenty of time to do everything else.

    Many of the homeless artists I know would be glad to work the land to never have to do commercial art or worry about it being profitable.

    The process you described is what has killed art in my opinion and is killing artists who are starving to death because they don't do it according to that system which is exclusionary by design.

    We can see homeless street artists the world over. Their art every bit as moving and often more so and every bit as relevant to the world as a hole for having artists who still have the drive to create art for arts sake no matter what.

    Mohammed A. Jawad
    21/12/2016 #16 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #13 My pleasure. Go ahead to quote my comments in your personal blog. Thanks for your courtesies! :)
    Eeva Maria Karhunen
    21/12/2016 #15 Eeva Maria Karhunen
    #2 thank you for your considerate comment. I am happy you enjoyed your read. Please feel free to share my post on in your hives and/or other social media platforms.
    Eeva Maria Karhunen
    21/12/2016 #14 Eeva Maria Karhunen
    #3 Thank you. Great involvement from you, guys!
    Eeva Maria Karhunen
    21/12/2016 #13 Eeva Maria Karhunen
    #5 that's a great comment. It inspires me a lot. What do you do professionally? I mean, it makes me want to quote it in my personal blog. Are you interested?
    Eeva Maria Karhunen
    21/12/2016 #12 Eeva Maria Karhunen
    #6 You have a very romantic idea of artists. Many, who are cold hearted and yet passionate, professional and strict about it, might not want to compare vital bodily functions to the importance of work. But nevertheless, a good reply and nice that you wish me so well. Thank you!
    Eeva Maria Karhunen
    21/12/2016 #11 Eeva Maria Karhunen
    #8 Sometimes it's all about matreial, and what the audience/buyers want. It's difficult to say is it against the principles of creating an authentic piece of art or moreso leaning towards commission based work. At least, like many artists, the guy you write about created an innovation - even if he didn't financially profit of it.
    Eeva Maria Karhunen
    21/12/2016 #10 Eeva Maria Karhunen
    Many of those "homeless artists" #9 might be only discovered after their passing. Sadly, so. But the professional art world demands are quite different: you need to promote, go get, market, exhibit, be there, be a somebody. Not a sack of clothes laying in their bones down the street. The art world works in the terms of capitalism give and take, alike all other markets.

    You are making a good point on the 300 years of rich people. This trend has passed though, for the most part, since the rich people are nowdays making their own creative projects: music videos, tunes and other commercial whatnot.

    Your dream is quite beautiful as an ideal thought. I wish you good luck with it and all that goes with. I hear in Barcelona, Spain there are lot of communities you describe in your reply. Also Berlin, Germany might have something similar going on. Especially the Friedrichschein district once a center of underground art. But yet again, this dream only serves certain kind of artists. It seems to be for people who, including their creative processes, are willing to lead towards ecological living and self-sustaintable lifestyle. Very much good idea for hippie artists looking to save the world, not only sell their art and work as a professional artist. Living in a community like that takes all your time. Carrots don't grow themselves. So, if you'd like a job title fine artist/gardener, the community would be the best grounds for that.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    20/12/2016 #9 Max🐝 J. Carter
    I see a lot of homeless artists on our streets who keep finding a way to create anyway because nothing else will do.

    The renaissance happened because for 300 years rich people threw money at artists to create art for arts sake.

    My favorite daydream is rich people investing in self sustaining arts communities that includes the artists growing their food and bringing in in ever kind of artist. I detail it in one of my buzzes.

    I call it the Independent Arts Community and the dream is to build a bunch of them and create an art network
    Dean Owen
    20/12/2016 #8 Dean Owen
    I told a brilliant but invisible artist from a wealthy family that he needs a story or a theme. It could be doing Warholesque silk screens of Kim Jong Un, doing time as a political activist, suicide art, painting a sunset from the same location 365 days in a row, or whatever. He was too clean. Nothing interesting about his background. He started painting Buddhas and using gold leaf. Great stuff, but a dime a dozen these days in Asia. He still struggles.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    20/12/2016 #5 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ah, with ease you’ve put down what it means to be artistic, and how ranks a journey that’s creative and challenging. Sometimes life creates different scenes, and one has to go through it…after all, life is like an ordeal. Wow, to be someone and have nothing, and yet take up newer roles is a great spirit. Keep up your aspirations, be courageous…and one day life becomes a lot easier, with unwavering commitments and honest strife. Start simple, grow big, with patience!
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    20/12/2016 #4 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    "Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one." ~Stella Adler.
    Paul Burge
    20/12/2016 #3 Paul Burge
    Welcome to beBee @Eeva Maria Karhunen. Really enjoyed your article!
    Paul Walters
    20/12/2016 #2 Paul Walters
    @Eeva Maria Karhunen great piece...thank you
  5. ProducerDavid Chislett

    David Chislett

    No Limits, No Edges, No Rest
    No Limits, No Edges, No RestToday’s perspective creativity and creative process comes from Jon-Pat Myers. Jon-Pat is a South African born sculptor with an international reputation and more than one arrow in his quiver.Jon-Pat’s creative career began in the early 80’s when he...


    David Chislett
    11/12/2016 #10 David Chislett
    #9 Thanks @Irene Hackett! Glad you enjoyed it!
    Mohammed Sultan
    11/12/2016 #8 Mohammed Sultan
    #7 Thank you David..I wish your journey within different creative domains will eliminate the blockage in the pipelines of ideas.This will be a test for our future.When you thrive to uncover creative people in technology,education,entrepreneurship and venture management..etc you will encourage talent to release their potentials in cultures receptive to their ideas.The more you expand the span of your journey and interviews,the more you will discover that creativity is not a singular activity that needs to be put in a formal framework.Creativity is one of the components of the engine of value creation together with innovation and analytics.
    David Chislett
    11/12/2016 #7 David Chislett
    #6 Thank you Mohammed .... I am glad you enjoyed the piece! I will be interviewing more creative people in the new year
    Mohammed Sultan
    10/12/2016 #6 Mohammed Sultan
    Today,our world is so rich in color,its rainbow of colors is defined by our creative domains and imagination,and is also is reflected in our own paths.Creativity always start with a proper and unique idea associated with the nature of its contexts in arts and science ,and also in business.The challenge is how to generate it ,develop it and apply it to the fullest extent.Creativity is an emotional activity and self-satisfying innovative process which has no limit.The only limit is in our imagination of how to insure a healthy level of our personal balance.People who find a balance between the depth of their skills and the challenges they face are more likely to expand their creative domain and become highly productive.Thank you @David Chislett for sharing the colors of your rainbow.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/12/2016 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Very innovative man with great insight. It appears he konws how to balance work and life well. Good read, thanks @David Chislett
    Gert Scholtz
    10/12/2016 #4 Gert Scholtz
    @David Chislett This is a really interesting post and interview! Jon-Pat's approach to creativity is fascinating - part disciplined and part going with the flow. Thanks for this David - a great read.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    10/12/2016 #2 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @David Chislett excellent interview discussion. Quite an interesting man..he lives the creative process 😊🐝🐝
    Aurorasa Sima
    10/12/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    Thank you for sharing about his interesting and extremely versatile person.
  6. Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/inspire-me/87167625/legally-blind-photographer-karley-miller-lives-her-dreamChas ✌️ Wyatt
  7. laurent jacquet

    laurent jacquet

    Fantastic French street artist. Jef Aerosol "This World Is Your World" New Street Art - Bordeaux, France laurent jacquet
  8. laurent jacquet

    laurent jacquet

    New Street Art hidden in a roof top in Hong Kong by French Street Artist Hopare #streetart laurent jacquet


    Miriam Rogado Luesma
    01/12/2016 #2 Miriam Rogado Luesma
    Beautiful. Art
    Jean Vogel
    01/12/2016 #1 Jean Vogel
    Très belle photo
  9. ProducerMax🐝 J. Carter
    The Patron and The Muse
    The Patron and The MuseThe Renaissance era was paid for by the patron and inspired by the muse.In today’s culture we have made art an industry with a formula to success. We no longer have patrons we have artistic business developers looking to wrap a business model around...


    Max🐝 J. Carter
    26/11/2016 #5 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #4 I dig the quote @Chas ✌️ Wyatt. Just be careful in your estimation of what is worthy and valuable as you will live accordingly.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    26/11/2016 #4 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    I will share with you one of my favorite quotes; "The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course." ~Michelangelo.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    26/11/2016 #2 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #1 and does often @Hervé Sabattier.
    Hervé Sabattier
    26/11/2016 #1 Hervé Sabattier
    Thank you for your post Max. The artist can change muse and can have several ones and the muse can change herself and can change the way she inspires the artist.
  10. Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/arts/86643463/these-10-paintings-just-sold-for-nz540-million Chas ✌️ Wyatt
  11. Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    http://inhabitat.com/ennead-architects-break-ground-on-celestial-shanghai-planetarium/Chas ✌️ Wyatt


    Dean Owen
    21/11/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    #2 Not sure I will still be in China when it opens in 2020
    David B. Grinberg
    19/11/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Very cool. Chas. Thank you for sharing. Maybe @Dean Owen can check it out. I believe he might be near or in Shanghai. What say you, Dean?
  12. Roy Hummel

    Roy Hummel

    my newest digital abstract design art piece Roy Hummel
  13. Tiina Holli

    Tiina Holli

    [ snowcold spacetime ]
    art & photo © 2016 Tiina Hölli
    Tiina Holli


    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    13/11/2016 #6 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Beautiful Tiina!
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    Magnificent @Tiina Holli! Thank you.
    Tiina Holli
    13/11/2016 #4 Tiina Holli
    Thank you Franci ! for sharing this in " Fractals Forever" Hive !
    Tiina Holli
    13/11/2016 #3 Tiina Holli
    #2 Thank you Chas ! There are so many interesting hives here that my head is spinning
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    12/11/2016 #2 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Tiina Holli, awesome! I am sharing this in "The Tree of Life" Hive.
    Tiina Holli
    11/11/2016 #1 Tiina Holli
    Click on the photo to go into the share, then click the photo enlargen feature on the right upper corner : )
  14. William VanDorin
    The third angel commission done! This one is Michael, three feet tall in cedar and bamboo, with a full tang hand made stainless steel sword. William VanDorin


    William VanDorin
    07/11/2016 #3 William VanDorin
    Thank you so very much. The next one is going to be a Cherub of a different sort in the same materials as this one. The picture in the back ground is also one of mine, and can be seen on my website.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    06/11/2016 #2 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I love this beyond measure! Even the wood grain adds to the power of this piece. WELL DONE!
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    06/11/2016 #1 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
  15. ProducerKnight Sherring

    Knight Sherring

    NEW WEBSITE.Just to let everyone know my new website is now up and running. Any feedback would be appreciated. http://www.knightsherring.co.ukMy latest painting, titled "End of Summer"  Acrylic on canvas. 61cm x 91cm  (24in x...
  16. Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    Trump's "Hot Pink" wall~
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt


  17. ProducerTiina Holli

    Tiina Holli

    | Kym Dolcimascolo |
    | Kym Dolcimascolo |Sometimes I meet someone cool." Several years ago I realized thatpart of my real work as an Artistwas to be with me. " Kym Dolcimascolo : Solitude is Part of Our Real Work as Artists Kym Dolcimascolo - Creative and Artist Coach - Creative...
  18. Timothy Wall

    Timothy Wall

    "The Pieta" - 20" x 24" - Oil - fully framed - Now available*
    (Desktops only)

    *Discount Codes do not apply at this size.
    Timothy Wall
  19. ProducerKnight Sherring

    Knight Sherring

    Latest painting.
    Latest painting.My new website....
  20. Amanda Ashton-Booth
    Believe something and the Universe is on its way to being changed. Because you've changed, by believing. Once you've changed, other things start to follow. Isn't that the way it works?
    Amanda Ashton-Booth
    Instagram photo by Amanda Ashton-Booth • Oct 22, 2016 at 1:24am UTC
    www.instagram.com See this Instagram photo by @aab_marketeer • 80...
  21. Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Javier 🐝 beBee,~
    "A mixture of light and heat... orange plays a brilliant part in the decoration of the universe. It gives life to the harmonies of the dawn, and mingling with the dramatic scene of declining day, it adds its numberless vibrations to the endless novelty of spectacle which the sinking sun presents." ~Charles Blanc, Art in Ornament and Dress, "Personal Adornment: Colours and Their Expression," 1875, translated from French.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt


    🐝 Fatima Williams
    23/10/2016 #2 🐝 Fatima Williams
    This is so serene @Chas ✌️ Wyatt I love sunsets , it reminds that even though the sun is sinking for the day it's going to rise up again, bright and glorious reminding us that we are much like itself.

    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich no doubt I see the buzzing colors of orange and harmonies of this lovely beBeeland.
    We have miles go on this beautiful journey. Thanks for tagging me on this #loveforbeBees
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    22/10/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Thanks for continuing the spontaneous game of word tag, Chas.

    @🐝 Fatima Williams - if we had a little trending box over on the left margin it would undoubtedly be featuring orange & harmony on this lovely fall day in beBeeland.
  22. ProducerCarlos Souza Ribeiro
    A Fantástica Arte de Martin Roller
    A Fantástica Arte de Martin RollerVocês sabem que, aqui no Wix, nós nos esforçamos muito para dar as melhores dicas para criar um site incrível. Mas também procuramos compartilhar com vocês as mais inspiradoras jóias da internet, fruto do talento de nossos usuários – e eles são...


    Thiago Smicelato
    14/10/2016 #2 Thiago Smicelato
    Deu até fome!
    Dean Owen
    14/10/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    These are really cool! I love the Emmental!
  23. Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    http://inhabitat.com/nyc/renderings-for-new-state-of-the-art-statue-of-liberty-museum-unveiled/Chas ✌️ Wyatt
  24. William VanDorin
    A new angel sculpture in cedar, oak and bamboo entitled, " Laments for man " Roughly eighteen inches wide, by twelve inches tall. William VanDorin
  25. David Lisle

    David Lisle

    forest day oct-2016

    Hot off the easel
    David Lisle
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