Introduction & Welcome
THE WORDS “ABOUT THE ARTIST” usually introduce the biographical profile of someone who makes art. But here on these pages, the phrase acquires a rather different meaning.
This website catches artists in the act.
At the very moment when pen meets paper or canvas meets brush, About the Artist dives deep into an artist’s brain to interpret his actions and behaviors. Take a front-row seat as he makes choices, meets challenges, innovates, emulates, and ultimately shows his work to the world. You’ll soon have a better idea of why some talented artists churn out an endless stream of masterpieces, others seem to beat a dead horse, and a few become so stressed that they’re nigh unable to create anything at all.
Get started with The Master at Work, a new introduction to the website:
Artists can be painters, writers, sculptors, composers, playwrights. In setting out to learn why creative people do what they do, I have kept these artists and all others in mind. So, if one of those labels describes you, welcome aboard!
To those in the audience: About the Artist is here for you, too. Indeed, you are about to learn why artists are often more responsive to the tastes and requirements of their audiences than you—or they—might at first expect. Welcome readers, viewers, listeners, and all-around cultural connoisseurs!