Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sunset Over Beaufort

Sunset Over Beaufort
Copyright 2014 Addie Hirschten
Oil on Canvas
11" x 14"

"It is the artist's business to create the sunshine when the sun fails."
-Romain Rolland

We create what we want to see more of, what we desperately crave.  This is why northerners fill their homes with bright colors, why dissonant industrial sounds of the city make us crave the harmony of music.  This is why the depressed become comedians. Artists create to push their own lives back into balance. 

A few years ago I was horribly depressed.  Everything seemed ugly.  It was through art that I was able to see the beauty of the world again.  With every painting I create I am reminding myself of that beauty.  And it is my sincere, cheesy hope that you, dear reader, can see it too.

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