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.
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 ....
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.
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! ♥ ♥ ♥