Crystal Dombrosky
Crystal Dombrosky Contemporary Expressive Fine Art Painter
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My thoughts on Art, Styles, Inspiration and Encouragement

Contemporary Expressive Visual Fine Arts Artist

Phew!, That's a mouthful!

Whatever happened to just being an Artist?

In today's world being an Artist just doesn't mean the same thing anymore. We all know someone who is an Artist, but what type of art do they practice? Are they a Painter, Sculptor, Do they use a mix of different mediums or do they stick with just one? Do they paint only one way or do they vary in their styles or practices? At times Artist's don't know or understand how they can fit in or stand out in the Art world. Categorizing your Art style is important. If your a Surrealist, Expressionist, Abstract, Impressionist, Cubist, Representational or Figurative Artist, finding your niche is increasingly difficult as Art continues to progress to new levels. So what can you do to categorize your craft, focus your efforts and unleash your passion in your art?

This is a question so many Artist's have a hard time deciphering. Artist's, do not want to be confined as having only one particular style. Why? Artist's are eclectic, ever changing, the mad scientist's sort to speak. Their likes, ideas, inner contemplations and insecurities play havoc in their mind and are revealed in their works or suppressed. Mainstreaming your Art and packaging it in a neat little package so people can pick out your Art to most is very important. Your Art, Style, Technique, vision and message are what makes you stand out in the Art world. Being able to stand out as being unique, fresh and new is what will make people take notice of you and learn what you have to offer to art art world. The most Marketable and unique thing about your Art is You. Yes, Marketing is an important part of being a successful Artist but you must first know who you are and what your Art means to you. What's your message? What are you trying to convey to the world around you? Once you become the Master of your Art voice success, marketability and exposure will increase. Curators and Art Critic's will always look for a consistent style in order to keep an Artist on their must have list but when an Artist has a vision and is purpose driven, The curators and Galleries begin to seek them out. In here is the rub, many Artist's find it exceedingly difficult to mainstream their Art 100% of the time. So why let that impede your vision. If you find yourself multi-disciplined as an Artist, your in good company. Develop a Collection line and a Signature series to add more dynamic's for your collectors to acquire. Artist's are eclectic, yes they have their styles but they also enjoy letting go of inhibitions. That's how they keep current, vibrant and trendy. In order for you to keep from tiring out, becoming stale or over complicating your work, keep it fun. Narrowing down your style and knowing your brand is not always easy but at least if you can give yourself the liberty to doodle in another style from time to time which can be less stressful for you as you find your Artistic voice. Narrowing your focus to one specific style starts to get easier and more rewarding once you learn your true voice, then passion over takes you. So what kind of Artist are You? What is your Style? What message do you want to share with the art world? Where is your Art trend? Is there a new movement coming to the Art world? I hope so! The world needs a new Movement, the movement of You!

Paint like your Heart was on fire and your soul is the brush!

Inspiring new highs in the Art scene.

-Crystal Dombrosky

Crystal Dombrosky