Welcome to Artist Mentors Online!
This website provides the information, advice, and mentoring artists seek from me on a daily basis.
Painting is a relationship. I proposed to the art mistress at seven years of age. It is a lifetime commitment, like a marriage. It is definitely a relationship that needs to be nurtured. I am fortunate that I never lost this love for pursuit of art. At times, I have an affair with skiing or golf but always returned to the easel.
Because it is a lifetime commitment the ups and downs are somewhat neutralized. It is wonderful to get a featured article in a magazine. Some might think this is all it takes, with money and collectors knocking at the door; but in reality it is just another rung on the ladder of success, adding credibility and notoriety that does help in the necessity of survival in this artistic business. Without that understanding one could become very disappointed and let the negativity bring you down. And down is assuredly a part of the art life. Most of my lows are due to my unattained excellence in my art but knowing again this is a marriage and in it for the long haul. It keeps me on track forging through the lows.
This website will provide assessments and critiques of your artwork and provide valuable information from various leaders in the art industry from exhibiting, marketing to selecting the appropriate art materials. The AMO Library and AMO Magazine will arm you with informative articles posted to boast your skills on both the art and business. Research our various databases. I invite you to review the membership levels. Decide which level meets your needs.
Take the necessary steps to propel your art career to the next level. I look forward to seeing your work, commitment and passion. There are only a limited number of spots available in the Aspire, Prosper, Pro*D*J and Quest member levels, so you may want to act quickly. Art has given me a blessed life. I am fortunate to do what I love and be able to share it with others.