Musicians With Artistic Talent For Visual Art

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Everyone has to have a hobby as the saying goes. Below is a compiled list of musicians that are widely known to bring more than music to the table but also artistic talents in visual art.

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John Mellencamp

Unknown by many, John Cougar Mellencamp began his painting past time while in the garage of his Indiana home during the late 1980s. When he was interviewed on the subject, he confessed that painting provides him with a comforting support during the times when he was off the road as a musician. Many pieces of his artwork contain religious and political concepts and some of his critics have compared his use of shadow and darker colors to that of some of the German and French Expressionists. John came out with his own book in 1998 which is entitled, “Mellencamp: Paintings and Reflections. He also had an art exhibit which showcased 49 of his works and was called, “Nothing Like I Planned: The Art of John Mellencamp.

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Our Favorite Musicians With Artistic Minds

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Although there have been various musical “one hit wonder” artists or ones that just caught a lucky break over the years, sometimes you run into a true artist unexpectedly and they surprise you with their multiple talents. Below is a compiled list of musicians that have truly shown the world what astonishingly artistic minds they really have.

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Brian Eno

Mr. Eno is an English record producer, composer, musician, singer and visual artist and he is widely known around the world to be one of the primary pioneers of ambient sound. He has worked on a side project in Australia where he organized a lights-and-music festival which was projected on the Opera House in Sydney. In 2013 Eno had become a patron of Videre Est Credere which was a UK human right’s charity that gave support to victims of human violations. Continue reading

Popular Musicians With Artistic Side Jobs

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One of the greatest forms of artistic expressions in the world is through music. Every musician has one talent or another whether it’s with lyrics, producing and creating the music itself or even performing. Numerous musicians are visionaries that are accountable for various fundamental activities and experiences within the history of rock, pop and blues culture.

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When it comes to the motives of why musicians do what they do – whether it’s to escape a crazy life, utilize an artistic outlet or just enjoy a relaxing time in solitude – there is a definite correlation between music and writing, art, photography, painting and inspired performances. Below is a short collected list of musicians of our day with artistic side jobs. Continue reading

The Beauty Of Being An Artist Is That You Can Work From Home

I love being an artist, I’ve made a living as an artist for a number of years now and it’s been an absolute breath of fresh air for me and my family. Whilst I’ve done a number of different jobs in the past there has never been anything as rewarding as making a living as an artist.

Of course it takes some years, if not decades, of experience to build up your skills and expertise to the point where you can actually make a living as an artist. For the first few years, or decades, you’re really practising. You’re not likely to be producing work that is good enough to sell but you’re honing your skills so that in the future you will be able to produce artwork which people will pay you money for.

So what do I love about being an artist? Well of course I love painting, that goes without saying. There’s something about sitting in front of your canvas painting that is almost like meditating. I love it so much I can’t wait to get started in the mornings.

Something else I love about being an artist is that you are your own boss. There’s no one to tell you what to do. There’s no one to tell you how much they will pay you. There’s no one to sack you.

Something else I love about being an artist is that I can work from home. Working from home is a huge benefit and probably one of the most important reasons why I’ve practised so hard all these years to become good enough at painting to actually sell my own work.

I can’t quite explain why working from home is so important to me, however I know that it is. When I’m at home I can work whenever I want. I don’t have any interruptions. I can take the phone off the hook and work quietly away from all distractions.

In fact I think this is one of the most important reasons why I have been able to develop my skills to the point where I am able to sell my paintings now. I mentioned that painting was a bit like meditating, and I think one of the most important things about painting is that it be free of distractions, just like meditating should be free of distractions.

So if I can work from home where there is no one to interrupt me then I enjoy my work more and I produce better work.

I think the day has finally arrived what I’ve honed my skills to the point were I can now earn a full-time living as an artist. It’s something I’m extremely proud of and something which I worked for a long time to achieve.

And of course one of the reasons for this is that working at home has almost no overheads. I don’t need to spend my money on driving to and from work or buying train tickets. I don’t need to rent an office and I don’t need to spend any money at all if I don’t wish to. Working at home enables me to produce my work at no direct cost to me, which of course means that all the income I earn from selling my paintings is profit.

So I love painting, I love earning my living as an artist and I love working from home. Life is good.