I had an opportunity to be the guest speaker at the Alpha Arts Guild last night. What a great group of artists and art patrons. I was excited to learn of the group, right in my own back yard!
I spoke about my struggles trying to be an artist. Every artist struggles whether trying to work out a composition or trying to find time to paint or trying to figure out how and where to sell work. I shared my personal encounters with struggle from college through today. Decisions I’ve made with regard to style, subject matter, the business aspect of art, avenues for marketing work and how I’ve tried to balance it with day to day life and responsibilities.
As a group, the Alpha Arts Guild is a force of talented people working as a group to encourage patronage and support of the visual arts in our community. If you’d like to learn more, please visit their brand new website: www.alphaartsguild.com. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting other artists, neighbors and am grateful for the opportunity to share my story.