Book covers are an artist's voyage of literary discovery from every way you look at it. Books that we illustrate and create art for on their covers means delving into the book characters, plots and details at a great level. And there is plenty to find, not just in the art, but in ourselves. Creating Art for books is a journey of Exploration and joy for the artist who wants to express what he or she finds inside the book, bringing nuggets of gold that others did not probably see there...
Getting the chance to create artwork for books is a thrill for an artist. And for that writer to see the book on either the book shelves finally or on the website being sold, with its "clothes on" so-to-speak is a great moment for a writer. Read the new page on Book covers and find out more...
Yes, I am such a cheapskate for putting out that old chestnut! But it is true certainly of China. It is now home to One Million Millionaires and 115 Billionaires. Not as many as America, but more than anywhere else on Earth. Why?
Seen all those stories about China in the news lately? That's why!
And do you see me complaining? Hell no. I love art just like everyone else. Hey I am even an artist too! And this starving (okay I am not really starving...) artist loves money too. Why deny it? People with money collect art. And art plus money equals success! I know lots of artists who paint to make money from it. (Art collectors step this way!) Art can reward on many levels...
Okay that just sounds so damn cheesy now.
So yes, I am not complaining or anything. Money and Art can go well together. I've seen that guy selling postcards outside the Sistine Chapel. So embrace the capitalistic side of yourself and love that wallet as much as that bag of art materials you lug around on your shoulder.
Yes that's me - the artist here in this tiny country of Singapore! No, don't pity me or lend me a dime! Just buy my art, especially if you are Chinese!
If that sounds cheesy... I can do better. There's this funny joke I heard. Goes something like...
A million millionaires and 115 Billionaires, who all happened to love art, walked into an art gallery...
Alan Mc Keogh
I am an artist, web and blog designer, and I enjoy creating art, whether people, still life, or landscapes. I blog and write to grow the masses. Logos are a growing passion here. Come to me, brethren! New projects coming soon.