Updated: Dec 3, 2020
Well, it is almost here. The first book that I have written. I cannot believe that I have done it. Just the hurdle of the final draft from the publishing company and the upload to Amazon and other online book business platforms. What could possibly go wrong?
The company have given me the launch date of the 10th of December and that is great, as the requests for Xmas stocking fillers will be fulfilled.
So, what is this book all about, I hear you ask?
At the beginning of the year, I sat down with a business guru named Paul Wakefield, who was looking at my art portfolio. He asked about my life story and how I came to paint the artwork I currently create. When he delved into my past and understood the reasons for my present thought process and lifestyle, he said that I must record this journey and write a book about it as it would inspire others.
This got me thinking and I started to hatch a plan. Was this another one of those crazy ideas I would have from time to time and result in a pile of unsightly notes and scribbles waiting to be filed away in the ‘to do’ draw for another day?
The question of who would really want to read a book about the stories that I have experienced, especially with my art which is a little more specific, kept ringing in my mind.
But there again, I have always been known for telling stories, leading an audience down a path or two of intricacies and detail which supported the final comedy punch line. Such was my delivery that others often mimicked my excited tone and comical dubious storytelling prowess. That was of course if I ever got back to the original reason why I was entertaining them.
When I considered my experiences and my love of art, I realized that there were several occurrences that resulted in the twists and turns of my journey. Then of course were the stories behind the artwork which started to come to fruition as I accounted for why I placed a brush on that canvas and made that particular mark.
And this started to form the basis of a book. One that would reveal my weaknesses and my attempt to rectify them, and one that would bring different pieces of my artwork together for people to see and understand the reasons for their creation, showing that artwork is much more than just the colourful picture on the wall in the other room.
The aim with this publication is to entertain the reader and inspire them to enjoy luxury artwork, and perhaps help a person or two to overcome their fears and also go on to create what they have always wanted to do, or were actually destined to achieve.
“The Storytelling Artist – The Road to Controversial Art” is due for release on Thursday 10th December 2020. Further details and purchase links will follow.
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