Posts Tagged ‘painting’

Esref Armagan: The Artist Who Sees With His Fingers

April 10, 2011

Every so often, someone comes along who redefines the limits of what it means to be human. Esref Armagan is such a man.

Born with no eyes, Armagan taught himself to paint, using colors, style and perspective that shatter the boundary of “impossible.”

Here is Armagan’s bio from a website devoted to him.

Esref Armagan was born both unsighted and to an impoverished family. As a child and young adult he never received any (more…)

My Interview with Accidental Artist Robert Harney

January 4, 2011

Artist Robert Harney

Artist Robert Harney started his painting career quite by accident after moving from Boston to the more rustic setting of Mansfield, Massachusetts over twenty years ago. He is a self-taught artist whose raw and versatile talent shows up in his work.

What I find fascinating about Robert is that he is essentially an accidental artist who discovered his talent later in life. His creativity has now become his calling, and after a long career in the business world, he is willing to follow the urgings of his heart wherever they may lead him.

Like Robert, may you discover that when you pour your heart into what you do, you serve as a pure channel for the divine force within you that demands expression.

A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.
Louis Nizer

I discovered Robert when I was searching for (more…)

Create! Today!

November 7, 2010

You say you want to write a book. Begin writing today! Until you write, you are not a writer.

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be.
Abraham Maslow

You say you want to paint. Begin painting today! Until you paint, you are not a painter.

Alas for those who never sing and die with all their music in them.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Liu Bolin: The Human Chameleon!

October 9, 2010

Love how Chinese artist Liu Bolin gets his Zelig on! He’s definitely found his niche: painting himself into whatever scenery happens to be available. He’s a living, breathing (more…)