As I'm sure you know by now, ether as a creative yourself or just by reading along, there are a million tiny things to do to continue turning this dream of a sustaining art career into a reality. Some of them I love, some of them I less than love.... but something about writing 'formally' about myself just gives me worse writer's block than anything. Ugh!
Just try and guess how often my Bio and Artist Statement get updated as a result? I have a horrible habit of procrastinating those rewrites until they are embarassingly stale - which is terrible since that's usually the first place folks look on the website right after checking out the artwork! C'mon, get it together, Caleigh;)
So take five minutes to read my newly reworked short summation and then you can thumb through a little slide show of some recent works. I would certainly love any feedback in the comments too!
Please Note: It's in third person which may seem odd since I wrote it and I normally write in first person on my website, but that's just how things are done in the art world.
"Caleigh Bird is a figurative artist living in Hawai’i whose blend of contemporary and classical realism serves to portray her modern subjects in true-to-life bold character, while still being rendered as carefully as the traditionally trained masters she has spent her life studying here and abroad. While primarily an oil painter, Caleigh is also known for her signature greyscale portraits in graphite and contè, as well as for creating weekly live model charcoal drawings on a colorful array of toned paper.
One of the most important aspects of Caleigh’s work is her desire to help foster an inclusionary atmosphere in the fine art world by portraying a culturally rich group of subjects. She believes that the modern art scene in general, from its exhibiting artists to its muses, should be ever more representational of all the unique citizens of this earth, so she uses her work to lovingly highlight the beauty and character in everyday people from all over the world."
originally posted: May 24, 2017