sailing with the isle B


oil on canvas

private collection

the ArtJournal

march 2014

About the artist   

     “Artists are some of the most driven and courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day to day reject in in one year than most people do in a lifetime.

     Every day, artist face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get “real” jobs, and their own fear that they’ll never work again.

     Every day they have to ignore the possibility that the vision to which they have dedicated their lives is a pipe-dream. With every passing year, many of them watch as other people their age; achieve the predictable milestones of normal life – the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. But they stay true to their dream, in spite of the sacrifices.

     Why? Because artistes are willing to give their entire lives to a moment – to trial line, that laugh, that gesture, or that interpretation that will stir the audience’s soul.

     Artists are beings who have tasted life’s nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another’s heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.”

David Acker