All my life I've been an artist. Kicking and screaming, I have dragged myself through life denying this. Art is for the independently wealthy; for those who don’t have to struggle to get by. That, or it is nothing but a hobby, because you will never make a living doing it. I'm hoping these two statements are not true, but even so I don’t want to deny my first love any longer. I’ve spent so much of my time laboring in fields not suited for me. Meanwhile, I told myself that my talent wasn't worth it, that people wouldn’t appreciate it. Still I created, but lest anyone notice, I destroyed my creation. It's so sad really, not allowing your passion to flourish. Even so, I think that Mike Rowe is right, “don’t follow your passion”. You might ask how I can say such a thing. I can say this because if you are an artist, you will do it anyway. The tragedy of my life is that I denied my nature. That stops now. In this gallery you can see some of my work. It is not a collection of finished masterpieces. It is simply some of my work. So enjoy, and if you can, send feedback. Also if you must, send money. 😊 One last thought. I think in life the only freedom we have is choosing who to serve. In the end, your quality of life will depend on that choice. Be brave.
Joe is is a mostly digital artist in a mostly digital world, working mostly from Northern Florida. He is almost an author and inventor. He has no beautiful wife and children whom he dotes on in his spare time, so he settles for spending time creating art and growing his beard. Please bother him with commision requests. Someday he hopes to live in his wizard tower and tell stories to his great grand nieces and nephews.
"An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success."
"The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."
“I had so much fire in me and so many plans.”