May 6, 2016
Meet Mike McSorley! He is an amazing painter located in the Gateway Arts District. Find out how he defines an artist the advice he would give his younger self if he could.
How did you discover the medium you currently work in?
I discovered the medium I am currently working in while in college I used it exclusively.
How do you define "artist"?
An artist is a person who has to make Art.
How did you discover the Gateway Arts District?
I discovered the arts district through an internet search.
If you could give your younger self a piece of advice about being an artist, what would it be?
I would tell my younger self to work hard.
What drives you?
The art. I have to make art. That is what drives me.
What is your greatest challenge as an artist?
My greatest challenge is starting a piece.
What are you working on right now?
I am currently working on a series of "money".
4303 Rhode Island Ave. Unit 212
Brentwood, MD 20722
"Make time for art. There are a thousand other things happening in your life, but art is important to you, so make time for it."
May 12, 2016
"If I call myself an artist, I have to prove it and create dialogues that invite investigation."
April 27, 2016
"I think of the word 'art' similarly to the word 'natural', often used yet the definition will go on indefinitely."
May 13, 2016
"Keep working through whatever comes. Your biggest enemy is fear."
"Always be true to your own vision and value your intrinsic individuality."
"The art. I have to make art. That is what drives me."
"Making art engages all of my senses. It gives me a place in the universe and a feeling of belonging unlike any I have ever known."
April 28, 2016
"Give yourself time to find direction in your art while developing a thick skin layered with perseverance and tolerance."
"Take art classes even though you don't consider yourself an artist, or even have any skills."
"...Art making is a form of self flagellation."
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