Finding Your Voice

It’s the crazy journey of finding out what everybody already knows about you.

In terms of your art, your voice is the style that is (or should be) recognisable to you regardless of whether your name is next to it or not.

Trust me, it’s a daunting task. It’s one that cannot be found overnight, and usually takes years and years of practice to develop. And that is the precisely the way to find your voice. The journey becomes the destination. Practice and then after a few months or years, take a look into the rear view mirror and notice if there’s any patterns you see.

This could be patterns in themes. What subjects have caught your attention, and in what periods of your life? Does your art reflect any transitions you are or were physically, mentally or spiritually swimming through?

The patterns could also be shapes. Are the type of shapes you are utilising traditionally feminine(circular and curvy) or traditionally masculine(sharp and angular).

There’s a possibility that the patterns could be found in the colours. Because this is a component of the art that has to be specifically chosen by the artist, you would think that this is a conscious choice. However sometimes it is not. For example, I’ve noticed my colours change slightly depending on the certain moment in my life.

All of these patterns are sometimes something artists intentionally create in their work, however many times the repetitive elements are something that is subconscious.

Have you found your voice yet? If you haven’t, get practicing!

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