Over the years I've researched and gathered copious amounts of information about the rich history of art, photography, design and architecture. In my opinion, art is not just a pretty picture. And it sure as hell isn't decoration. I believe a great painting usually comes from loneliness, sadness and various levels of suffering and the intellectual ability of the painter to express these emotions with pigment. I've never met a great painter without problems.
So this blog is dedicated to humans behind the brush. Not the hobbyist but the ones who have dedicated their lives to painting for a living, the ones who's lives would be empty and meaningless without their art. I've been influenced by America's greatest painter from the 1950s, household names like Rothko, De Kooning, Pollack, Motherwell and Kline, but how much do we know about them as human beings. The art industry is a "crazy" one. One of exceptional wealth and savagery. Most professional painter live their entire lives in poverty only to be acknowledged after their passing. Like Vincent Van Goth, perhaps the most mistreated artist in the history of art. I bet 9 out of 10 people can tell me how Van Gogh died. But not many people can tell me how he lived.