The day I decide to stuff my leather briefcase in my closet, fling my incredible blue high heels into the corner, and replace my Chanel black suit for a painters apron was the happiest day of my life. I have to say, this day did not JUST happen, it actually evolved.
In fact, I laugh now when I walk into my once very neat, pristine office and see blue paint splatters on my white European chair. My desk mat is no longer full of business cards but is replaced with watercolor paper with sampled color swatches. My pencil holder has more paint brushes than pens and my keyboard has paint dripping between the keys. My bookcases that once held my textbooks and writings, are now replaced with paint bottles and canvases.
Yes, my life has changed, the "Muse" in me won, she fought and WON.
I recall when slowly my professional business card holder which once held my professional business cards was replaced by my coveted artist’s cards. My social media where you could once read about the latest risk failures in projects are now adorned with my current art inspirations!! Who reads those risk blogs anyway!!
In order for me to share my art with you, I have to share my story; from the corporate board as a VP room to a tiny art studio as an “artist”.
This path that was NOT without tears and doubt. But those that call themselves artists, know the power in the call, the passion that drives you to paint and the depth that this desire brings. A desire that only a paint brush can satisfy.
I hope you will walk with me down this path so you can understand my art.
Pure and simple……. Art for me is my Muse and it saved my life…..
"Myo͞oziNGs" by Cheryl Wilson
Cheryl Wilson, artist
"My world without art is just "eh"