Learning how to live as an artist

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Learning how to live as an artist – Stuart Bush Studio Notes

It feels like it has taken me a long time to work out what I think is important and to trust myself.  When it comes to sharing my errors and experiences, I want to be an open book.  There is a lot to learn from small discoveries, successful experiments and breakthroughs, in the studio, in life and from a positive personal outlook.  There is also stuff that I wish someone had shared with me.  I use to hate making mistakes.  However, now, my perspective on how to live as an artist has turned full circle.  I am grateful for the mistakes I made.  I now see that making mistakes was a great gift.

 

After a mistake, I sometimes find myself laughing before I pick myself up and quickly move on.  My blog post discusses these informative moments, the obstacles I have overcome, what I have learnt about creativity and the many big decisions I have had to make.

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I have started to change how I respond to the world.  I’ve stopped comparing myself to other artists.  I now know that perfection is the wrong target to aim for.  I realise fear kills creativity and that I need to be in control of my artistic direction. However, I now see my superpower is more important than my successes.  By documenting my failures, my wrong turns and my experiences I hope l am helping people to know more, to do more and be more.

 

By learning to live as an artist, I now realise, my greatest gift has been the growth that comes from my mistakes.

 

Congratulations to Jenny Saville from London for winning my June print giveaway. The print ‘Just a feeling and not just the truth’ looks great at the bottom of your stairs, on your hall wall.
It was nice to meet you, talk, and chat by delivering the framed print in person. I hope your husbands gets better soon. Best wishes.
It is easy to feel helpless, like we are in the flow of the river. And we are looking for something to grab hold of. To pull ourselves out. This is where I think art can make a difference.
Connecting us with our sense. I hope my print can help to do that. I’m into beauty, but not pretty pictures. I want to make something that rattles you and makes you think. Art on your wall, and this print in particular, can help you to reflect on the moment, and the past and of course the present.
When you look at it once, it hasn’t sunk yet. It takes repeated viewing. When you live with an artwork in your walls and you see it everyday, the artwork slowly reveals itself. #printgiveaway #artprints #framedartwork
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©Stuart Bush, The slipping of pattern and form, oil on panel, 40.7 x 30.5 x 3.7 cm

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