While commercial and fine art are both visual and challenging, the process and how each is fulfilling is very different. Here is they work for me:
Commercial Art: visual imagery with a purpose; controlled in order to communicate something specific. simply put, creative problem solving; fun, in a mental way.
Fine Art: a visual exploratory stream of consciousness, allowing the art itself to have it's own voice as well and lead you where it will, allowing for subconscious creations that lead to self discovery, answering questions I never even thought to ask.
And now for a poem, why not?
The Tender Insides
I am here to seek,
in every entity, it's beauty
no matter its pain, nor sadness
provoking a closer examination
developing understanding, and familiarity,
inadvertently seeing it more knowingly; lovingly
triggering healing through understanding
within and without
Within the essence of anything, everywhere
as ugly or wonderful as it may be,
I seek to see the truth,
as it is,
not as it appears to be.
This truth is the essence,
The Essence; that which we long to see,
And so through painting whatever- a hare
whatever I dare!
It does not matter what or where
I make myself available
to feel what's real,
to allow it to come through
in a visible, visceral form of color
To see that special something
expose it and record it
It is allowing these truths to seep in,
unafraid of trembling tremendously tender
to have untangled thoughts touch me,
and with these tortured teeth tell the tales
when awareness will stir the soul into shifting,
I seek to maintain flight
fueled upon the satisfaction of honest beauty
I ask you to believe in this plight
if you so might