Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I would like to welcome Kerry Hart to
Jean Hart Artwork
Kerry is a photographer and has the most beautiful photo's of nature.
I invite you to view his photography on my zazzle store.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Interview with an Artist

Making of an Artist
1st interview in this series
Interview with an Artist
Jean Hart

Many people have asked me what brought you to art?
It's a question the young talented artist ask or others who would like to know how to break into a difficult and competitive field.
My story is simple.
In the summer of 2001, I injured my back. I had to quit my work as a baker.
During my recovery I took art classes at Great Basin College.
I found that when I painted, I was not in pain. I could paint for hours at a time and time went by easily. Soon, I had developed friends in the art world who shared ideas and techniques with me..
It wasn't  long after that I that I started to show my artwork publicly. I received awards, ribbons and began being asked into art exhibits, not just locally but world wide.
In September, 2009, I started Jean Hart Artwork.
I tell people to join in on art organizations.
In 2011, I became an administrator of the ArtCanyonArtGallery.
This provided me with world artists and chances to exhibit in art shows around the world.
In 2013,  I was excepted into the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic.
This really opened my eyes to painting. The ideas, theories, techniques have been crucial to my development as a painter.
My paintings have been life inspiring. I often say, "If you have had an impression on me, you will probably see yourself in one of my painting".
My paintings were, and still are, my reflection of my physical recovery, which will be a life long physical therapy.
Persistence, really is the key to staying focused in art.
Truly loving what you paint.
Giving it away. Yes, I donate when ever I can.
I think everyone should own at least one original piece of artwork. There is really something magical about sitting with an original painting. One that you can feel and see the brush strokes.
The painting becomes alive and changes with the light. You just don't get that with prints.
I came to art out of a need to heal, I stay with art because I can't imagine a life without expression.
Be Inspired,

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Good Ideas?

Soul Song, Acrylic, 32" x 36" Jean Hart Artwork

Where do you go for good ideas?
As an artist I am often asked this question.
It's a good question and I have lots of answers for ideas.
Many of my ideas for paintings come from my own life.
I have often said,
"If you have left an impression on my life there's a good chance you will find yourself in one of my paintings".
Aside from that my sources are many.
Now that I'm connected to the Internet I find it fun to surf around and find new works of art.
Since my artwork is considered "Outsider" art. I find inspirations on YouTube's "how to paint", a very good source of information.
Just as a writter is told to write about the things he knows about, I too think that a artist will paint the things they are interested in.
when I first started to paint, I painted landscapes, tress, streams....etc. Nothing that really interested me. But I was told, and to some degree believed that if I wanted to sell I had to paint landscapes.
Well, surprise, surprise, I have found conceptual painting far more interesting, and lucrative.
Good ideas come to you when you are curious and aware of your surrounding. They come when you least except them and they come by shareing thoughts and ideas with others.
Be Inspired,

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Help with naming a painting

The art exhibit is getting closer and I'm just about done with my 5th painting for the art exhibit "Elements", Water, fire, air, earth, and spirit.
For the life of me I can not think of a title for this painting.
So here it is, if s...omeone can come up with a title I like, I will name this painting with your title, give you credit and send you a 11" x 14" print for helping me.
My Title was,
"Earths Treasures"......not so exciting.
Be Inspired,