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An artists Manifesto

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An Artist's Manifesto is a declaration of intent. What it means to live and create work like an artist. It is also about my personal journey to full time artist. www.malcolmdeweyfineart.com

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An artists Manifesto

  1. 1. An Artist's Manifesto ABOUT A JOURNEY TO A LIFE OF CREATIVITY & INSPIRATION www.malcolmdeweyfinerart.com
  2. 2. I knew that I could not solve the problem of a toxic business partnership. Some situations cannot be repaired. They must be released from your life. I knew too that a decision had to be made. I had to make the leap of faith. It took me six years to conquer the fear. This was about providing for my family after all. When the decision was made it became easy. My first true act of creation was to create something new despite the fear. Then more years of building before I came to the another meeting. This time I was confronting my own true self. I knew what gave me energy each day. Where the passion came from, but again the fear of change. This time it was stronger. There was more to lose. Even more than losing money I did not want to appear a fool. This was about pride and therefore unworthy. This too was defeated. To follow the true course an artist must be FAITHFUL & FEARLESS
  3. 3. the artist Artists must create. Be a channel for the universe’s energy.
  4. 4. The creative spirit cannot be destroyed. It is not material. It is a universe on its own and always regenerating. Who knows how many universes have existed before this one we occupy now. Scientists suggest that a universe can regenerate infinitely. Big bang – expansion – contraction – big bang. Time bends back upon itself and keeps going. If time is even the correct word. Forget for a moment all the material and psychological trash that we fill our minds with: money, sales, rent, mortgage, repayments, newspaper headlines, rand/dollar, interest rates, is she? Is he?, gossip, TV, social networking, sound- bites, advertising, like me, pandering, compromising, one-upmanship, jealousy, lust, insincerity, texting, on and on and on. SIMPLY CREATE
  5. 5. the process The happy people are those who are producing something; the bored people are those who are consuming much and producing nothing. (William Ralph Inge)
  6. 6. An artist needs to create. When the artist listens to the creative voice and answers he will start the process. There are no conditions such as special tools. Those will come. I HAVE RESOLVED TO LISTEN AND ANSWER EVERY DAY.
  7. 7. resistance The time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. (Napoleon Hill)
  8. 8. Procrastination is a sign of a perfectionist. (P.J. Kennedy) The artist will do his work on time. There is no place for excuses, blame or ego. DO THE WORK
  9. 9. passion It's easy to get bogged down in the circumstantial and mundane, but if we connect to our passion, that in itself will be regenerative; we won't have to wait for the energy, it will be there. (Nina Simons)
  10. 10. Passion is that which we feel and must show in our work. Passion regenerates without effort It is not from the material world Passion will conquer your fear CREATE WITH PASSION
  11. 11. humility Regardless of how much information I have processed or how much knowledge of art materials or theories I possess, I always feel humble. I feel like a novice picking up the brush for the first time in front of a new canvas. (Jeanean Songco Martin)
  12. 12. An artist must remain humble. We do not create except by the universal energy that works through us. BE HUMBLE
  13. 13. gratefulness & generosity Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting. (Brian Tracy)
  14. 14. An artist must give freely And be grateful for the giving For that which we give with joyful heart Is how we express our gratitude for the gifts Given to us by the Creator I WILL CREATE AND GIVE WITH A JOYFUL HEART
  15. 15. persist In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing. (Vincent van Gogh)
  16. 16. The pain passes, but the beauty remains. (Pierre-Auguste Renoir) Do not expect reward Do not expect thanks All this is pride Just create IN THE END IT IS THE BEAUTY THAT REMAINS
  17. 17. sincerity You can look at art 'til you are overwhelmed, but when you go to the easel you are only yourself, and that is all that you can honestly paint. (CT Cummins)
  18. 18. An artist must not seek fame or fortune They are illusions An artist must be true to his or her art Bold and courageous What will be will be BE TRUE - BE BRAVE
  19. 19. love Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lies man's only promise. (Leo Buscaglia)
  20. 20. In the end it comes down to this An artist must love Without love there is no art Love is no accident CREATE WITH A LOVING HEART
  21. 21. about the artistMALCOLM DEWEY IS AN ARTIST LIVING IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH HIS FAMILY AND MANY PETS. MALCOLM PARTICULARLY ENJOYS LANDSCAPES, SEASCAPES AND CITY SCENES. INFLUENCES INCLUDE THE IMPRESSIONISTS AND CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS LIKE KEVIN MACPHERSON. HIS WORKS ARE FOUND IN COLLECTIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD. HE IS ALWAYS GRATEFUL FOR THIS! HIS PASSIONS ARE TO PAINT, TEACH AND WRITE ABOUT ART. HE ALSO ENJOYS MOTO GP AND RUGBY – NOBODY'S PERFECT www.malcolmdeweyfineart.com

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