Showing posts with label modern contemporary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label modern contemporary. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

LEARN HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR ART CAREER, WITH THESE SIMPLE STEPS , BY MIABO ENYADIKE.




This March is the women's month and I have seen all sorts of support for Female Fine Artist by celebrities, and generally, people who support Art.

 I also reckoned that this month, I should find a female Fine Artist, around our community to recognize and collaborate with as one, of the many female Fine Artist that exist on our planet.


'Bluebell Woods' Painting by Caroline Van Rensburg


 This is especially because they inspire and still have much to offer in terms of their Art gifts and Skills, lifting up other Artists for me, is a no brainer as it helps the Art universe expand and elevates the Artist. 

There are so many simple ways to lift and collaborate with other Artists, with shared experience and knowledge the uttermost, that is why Caroline Frances Janse Van Rensburg, a South African Female Artist who has over 40 years, of experience is an inspiration to me and those around her.


                                   Caroline Van Frances Janse Rensburg

I met Caroline a few years ago through a mutual friend Joan Jones, and as  I spent time in her studio and watched the vibe and the general atmosphere, people drank wine, juice, ate biscuits and chatted happily while they talked about serious issues. You could see the friendly banter, that showed this Art class was different!.

 Everyone had a good Job, you could tell. I didn't ask, I heard from their conversations about work but the fact that they would rather come to an Art class after work hours, despite how stressful Johannesburg's hustle and bustle can be, seemed quite novel to me. 

Fast forward to now,  Caroline, who is in her 80's has added a new portfolio to these classes, Kids.

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This got me thinking, that perhaps, most female Artists need this kind of inspiring experience and 
'Art multitasking'  because she is a Painter, Ceramist, Sculptor and a teacher Juggling all of these gifts cheerfully and getting by. 

How does she do that? I wondered!

I sat down with Caroline and we had this long chat, ate loads of biscuits, while I listened to how simple these things could take place.

It all begins with you the Artist, being willing to Share.




Her Simple Career Steps:

1. Create Art that is Classic and Relevant!

Flower designs by  Caroline Van RensburgCreate Art that can be used to support your Art career, that is classic, universal, appealing and not restrictive to your culture or race but is both commercial and collectible.                                                                          
                                                     Flower Illustration by Caroline Van Rensburg

Designs by Caroline Van RensburgDesigns by Caroline Van Rensburg

Home decor and Fashion designed with Carolines Floral Art


 I saw that with a flower illustration, she made some 30 yrs back.  I could immediately glean the commercial potential in this classic vintage flower illustration. 

Vintage is back and for today's market, it was lovely to see this Art in its longevity. So, I decided to test it for myself, the results were marvelous! and fantastic. 



2. Hard work Never hurts Any Artist!
She has worked hard all these years, creating an extensive portfolio and even now she is still creating Art, selling Art and working on commissions, attending art gatherings to support her career at Age 80+ years.


Painting by Caroline Van RensburgPainting by Caroline Van RensburgPainting by Caroline Van Rensburg

Painting by Caroline Van RensburgPainting by Caroline Van Rensburg

 Cat Painting by Caroline Van Rensburg
My Favourite Paintings from Carolines vast Portfolio





3. Create Additional Income!
This is a must need, for Artist out there. Caroline has devoted her time for the last 10+ years to run Art and Ceramic classes for Adults and now she has added kids.

       A kid in Caroline's Art Class, showing off her Art


 As an Artist, who loves to learn and experience new things, I could see this as another simple way to support your Art career, that has huge potentials and it can be done.



4. Create an Informal Art Community
I understood from chatting with Caroline that we as artists, can form informal but productive communities that help each other. 
                                                            Caroline's Art community


You can create a beautiful ambiance, for people to gather and learn from you, provide light meals in the cause of learning and charge a fair amount, watch and listen to people talk about issues that affect all of us, while you teach them, Art.

                

Caroline's Art Class/Studio

 Then, knowing in your heart that creating this space and community of people, will definitely support your art career and your experience, knowledge, and inspiration will be passed on and lead more people into your life!

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These are the simple steps, I learned from 
Caroline Frances Janse Van Rensburg, that I wish to share with you all.  It was a hearty chat and I learned a lot about being humble, focused and sincerely willing to share and experience life, outside oneself... I was the one lifted!

 Enjoy...

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@305 long Avenue, Ferndale Randburg
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Call:+27 83 325 3734.






Original Abstract Paintings for Sale by Miabo Enyadike

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

ABSTRACT COLLAGE ART MIXED MEDIA.


Abstract Art collage mixed media, is a style of art I am most familiar with.I love to apply objects and different materials to wood board and canvas

 My background is fine and applied arts, so I basically was nurtured in that style of abstract mixed media collage, where objects and materials matter most in your work than the paint you apply. 

abstract art paper collage of a male thinking
                    Title: Thinking/Abstract Art Expressionism/ by Miabo Enyadike



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abstract art expressionism of an african woman

My Art series on view today does that, I have created colorful silhouettes of men with geometric paper cut outs. The geometric shape I have chosen for these artworks is circle. 

abstract art collage mixed media of a male.
            Title: Unknown Face/Abstract Art Expressionism/ by Miabo Enyadike

There is no underlying reason to that but for my preference for circles, as it is a much easier shape to manipulate with paper giving the subjects involved. 

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Abstract art expressionism of a lady pouting her lips

I used a paper cutter and old magazines all applied on an acrylic painted canvas, yes you heard me well canvas not paperboard my favorite art material. 

Abstract art paper collage of a male silhouette
          Title: Male Silhouette/Abstract Art Expressionism/ by Miabo Enyadike

This series is an Abstract Art Expressionism in a collage mixed media style, my inspiration comes from the need to manipulate printed paper and see how much I can get out of it.

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Abstract art expressionism of purple calla lilies in a vase
Purple calla lilies in a vase


I juxtaposed unlikely colors and textures of glossy magazine prints with newspaper prints together, by simply creating a fish scale interface that brings them together to form Art.I hope you enjoy these new Artworks of mine. You can click and buy my art in saatchiart.com/artmiabo



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