Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Artists that inspire me: Fred Babb

Fred Babb is someone I'd never heard of until a few weeks ago. Someone posted art that was inspired by him, and all the colours attracted me, so I went in search of him on the web.

It seems his primary goal was to give a specific message about the importance of art to the world and to children.


There's a really interesting story about how he started as an artist on his website here.
Here's a short summary: he came from a family of 8 children and used his lunch money to buy art supplies ....

In highschool, he had a teacher who recognized his creative talent and who encouraged him to use his imagination and create art outside the boundaries of skill (don't you love teachers like that!?).


He took a couple of art classes, but found his direction as an artist coming from within himself, so he left the school system and began to make a way of his own, experimenting with a variety of styles and techniques, all of them self-discovered.


In 1981 he took the decision to live solely on his art. His initial products were limited to images, but after experimenting with a pair of earrings, he began his venture into the world of words.


From then on he used words as a means to encourage people to think for and believe in themselves.

Isn't that great? I love people like that, who go against the mainstream to follow their dream and encourage other people to do the same. Sadly, he died in 2006.


If you want to read more about this interesting artist, here's his official website.

Well, that's it for now. I'll be back on Friday for the Paint Party.

Here's another oneliner to end this post. Thanks for visiting, see you on Friday! ♥ ♥ ♥

6 comments:

  1. Een hele aparte stijl en ik moest er eerst een beetje aan wennen, maar zijn teksten zijn erg leuk. Je oneliner is ook weer erg grappig :-)
    Lieve groetjes,
    Marianne

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  2. I'm really laughing at the last one! Haha. Love your art!!

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  3. He is awesome!, Never heard of him, glad you posted about him. Love your one liner.

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  4. Wow! Brilliant Artwork! isn't it sad that artists are not cherished and helped to flourish? Art should be celebrated and artists should be given more attention and care. I thank you for posting this. So wonderful to see what inspires you. I love the messages behind each piece. Truly lovely. Thank you again and have a wonderful rest of the week! :D

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  5. wonderful work, I love that creativity quote!

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  6. These are wonderful and so inspiring to stop procrastinating and just... go... make.... art.
    The key is...just start.

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