James Christopher Hill
I've been in a time in my life looking for various keys of what I want to paint and I finally have figured out that the various paintings and styles that I work in shouldn't really affect what a person thinks. Most marketing "geniuses" out there will tell you that you need to show only your best works, your strongest pieces and only one style or type of work to be successfully financially. While that is sound marketing advice and good advice, it's sad advice because anyone that gets into art to make money or for vanity and only for that reason, "shame on you".
I am also painting ancient ruins of wastelands and fallen empires to show that by greed and negativity this will be our fate unless we start changing our attitudes now from greed and self centered attitudes and finally complete apathy from our current generations of entitlement and arrogance. We live on one planet that is really dying, it's not propaganda. If you could see the earth from space, you would understand the devastation we have already wreaked on this planet.
God said we are made in the image of God. I personally believe our mission is to listen, to create and to inspire change. If we as artists fail to do that, we are but wall decorations quickly forgotten. It seems lately that corporations and hotels, etc; all choose to hang "non-objective" "SAFE" work so as to not rock the boat, to not offend everyone. They are to me just remakes of the new pop artists/80s movement of corporate work of just colors thrown randomly on canvas.
Well, I say take a risk, do what you want to do. There will always be someone more talented and better than me, but I look at their work as inspiration as to where I want to be years from now. Even at 48, I still feel 18 and I believe my mission is far from over. When I attain what I need a to accomplish spiritually, technically, is the time to pass one to the eternal. Until then, as long as I breath air, I will strive to create whatever comes to mind, like a good writer that never edits or erases their flow of thought; I will create what I want and what comes from my spirit and my heart.
I start, I create and maybe I create an image quickly or over years of time. So, please don't ever ask an artist - "how long did it take to create this painting?" - it's a Quantum answer that basically it took the artist all of their lifelong experiences and hard work to achieve their position and their current ability.
My work varies, but I love going to a major museum and looking at the master artist's process as their mature and grow over years and years especially if they change styles and techniques everyday. We are all affected by all of the world and universe and what it has to offer. We take in to our subconscious mind every bit of data and we record all we see, sense, feel, smell and touch and then we artists feel something in the wind long before everyone else and you might want to head the warnings that come from them deep inside the paintings for we are conduits of the Divine and it is our responsibility to be able to bring this message to the people first if there is something wrong with us or the planet. We are the dreamers, we are the creators of your world in the future. We inspire to create. But it takes a unique vision and then the right technical knowledge of science and math to create the future to motivate the human race the next stage of creation and to the design process and implementation. That is why it's important in my opinion to get hold of the "math" which are the crude sketches, the process of the artists to really understand what is in their creative minds. Only then can you see the big picture forming much later. There is more to come as I have created an entire plan and I believe while you may have seen some amazing art, you haven't seen anything yet!
Enthusiastically, James Christopher Hill - February 18th, 2015. James ps. we were promised flying cars with nuclear fusion that was safe and cheap by now!
Thank you for your time today! :) Sincerely, James Hill
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