As an artist I believe that what will make it or break it in terms of succeeding as an artist beyond your home, family and friends is having your own style. At the moment my own style is something I need to discover and refine once I do find it. But how do I go about identifying my very own style? This is the question that has long been on my mind. That and many others of course, but this one I am certain is one of the more crucial ones.
I would guess that the most organic way of stumbling across a style to call your own would be to paint, and I don’t mean just painting in general here and there, but a lot. Trying out all sorts of ways to apply the paint and a whole range of different subject matters and motifs. However doing it at random might prove to be quite inefficient, especially considering how most of us do not have the benefit of having rich parents or are in any other way financially stable enough to be able to paint full time.
With this in mind I have decided to approach the issue strategically and paint toward themes I am already fond of, looking at different combinations I might have previously overlooked. So with out further ado I will embark on the journey to find my niche, hidden somewhere in the depths of my subconscious.
– jeanie mester