CREATING YOUR AUDIENCE
SELLING YOUR ART
HOW TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST
FIRST CONTESTANT RICHIE MODESTE
It is human to express oneself and feel the need to communicate one’s feelings and emotions through various modes. The history of mankind provides evidence of numerous kinds of modes of communication. Besides verbal and written form of communication, one other mode of expression is painting.
Hendy George is an Artist from Coast Guard in St. Marks but grew up with his dad in Grand Anse Housing Scheme. He attended St. Mark’s Secondary school and graduated in 2012. He was inspired at an early age by the paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci, “Mona Lisa”. There’s something about this specific painting that aroused the artist in him. “Creating art came natural. It first started as something I like doing, then turned into something that I loved. Every time I find myself alone, I start painting. It’s Innate, this is what I’m supposed to be doing.”
Hendy has a realistic style characterized by his gentleness and harmony to shape and colors. He uses art as an outlet to demonstrate his view of his immediate surroundings and his culture. “Each culture and religion sport their own style of painting. Painters are essentially the artists who use their creative genius to tell a story in their own language of colors and strokes.” Some of such categories he stated are abstract painters, surrealistic painters, modernist painters, realistic painters, impressionistic painters and formalist painters. “I consider myself more of a Realistic and at times Surrealistic painter, I love capturing detail and accuracy in my paintings”.
This Son of the Soil paintings depicts the raw emotions and his mastery at capturing the essence of nature, it also captures the physical traces of human life. He’s now influenced by fellow artists such as, Shadrach Gludd, Akymm Pierre, Jesma Noel to name a few. “ I receive lots of compliments for my art. There are people who sees my paintings on social media and reach out to me. I am hoping that this would turn out to something that I’m gonna make a living out of and hopefully help me change people’s lives someday.”
Grand Etang Lake