The Future of Art is Here and it's Mind-blowing!


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Every now and again, humans experience social revolutions. In my lifetime the dawn of the computer age turned society on it's head. One either learned quickly, and continuously, or was left in the dark.

My Grandfather never drove a car. Lanterns lit up the night; antibiotics were nonexistent; everything was written and recorded on paper.

My parents were born in the early 1920's. Aircraft just barely started to buzz the sky, automobiles where becoming a quick method of transportation, partially replacing railway travel. Needless to say horse and buggies competed for road space. Even camera sizes were shrinking, becoming more portable and improving in resolution.

Being the last of the Baby-Boomer generation (1960) the pace of technological change has been exponential. Humans stood on the moon in 1969, only 46 years after the birth of my father!

Today robots make practically anything, from cars to nuts. In the comfort of your own home one can design three dimensional objects using 3D software. You have the option to print it at home into a functional object, or send the design file instantly to a company halfway across our planet, and have them print it into a three dimensional object out of the required material. Scientists have literally printed a small heart using living cultured heart cells. Computers have assisted in mapping of the human genome, and made it freely available to anyone with Internet access.

At one time we wrote with ink and feather. Then came pens and pencils on paper, followed by typewriters to speed things up. Today one no longer needs a separate pencil, typewriter, camera, telephone, or paper for that matter. We text, take photos, hear music, watch movies, and even communicate in realtime via video using Skype or Facetime with anyone on the planet who possesses the same technology

Art too has evolved from simple pencil, ink, oil paint and canvas to the virtual equivalent. Artistic styles will always change, but today, the focus is on how art is created.

Any artist with a computer, electronic tablet / pen, and the right graphics software can create the same freehand works of art as before. I am living proof one can paint traditionally, and virtually. As a matter of fact, it's people who adapt with technologies throughout time, end up having the advantage. Everything is exactly the same; canvas, paint, brushes, how it is mixed and applied. Yes, seriously.

The painting is stored on my computer as an image file. It's the same tech method used by your smartphone to store a photograph. Although my images are derived from many painstaking hours of work. No point and click here.

How does one get a physical version? Easy. I send the image file to a company that specializes in prints, and frames. Actual canvas and pigments are used, and passed through a very large, very expensive printer. These freehand paintings are called, "Original Prints". Every print is identical to the original piece resulting in real paintings!

An artist requires no physical paint, brushes, or canvas etc. Purchasing oil paints and canvas, mounting the latter on wooden stretcher bars are a thing of the past. You have no storage issues, nor the smell of turpentine and paint which stains shirts and trousers. It's clean, identical, efficient, and makes obtaining an original much more affordable.

Production and shipping are completed on demand. No need to invest in a large number of offset lithographs, that may never sell. The latter prints are identified using a small handheld magnifying glass. Place it up close, and slowly move it away from the print; you will see small coloured dots. The colour you see is not pigment, but dyes; there is a huge difference. Do the same to an Original Print, and you see beautifully applied paint strokes. Yes, you are seeing the real deal.

Please view the video at the following link provided, demonstrating the new artistic revolution.


* Start at 1 min. 35 sec.


The Impact Of Art In The Workplace

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Employee productivity is the heart-beat of any organization; and fine art is part of the answer.

Please take a few minutes to review this impressive article from Forbes.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/karenhigginbottom/2016/05/01/the-impact-of-art-in-the-workplace/#5ae1dbc4b881


If I can be of further assistance, please contact me at your leisure.


Sincerely,


Timothy M. Wall
Artist


Profit on the Wall


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If you've ever walked into a room without quality art hanging from the walls, the mood is rather empty, bordering on depressing actually. So fill it up with high quality art that is specific to your tastes, and voila you have a place that welcomes you at every turn.

I never thought to display my art in my own living room. Being a bachelor, who really cares right fellas? Then one day, I thought, why not. I tell you, every day I wake up or come home and enter my living room is a moment of shear bliss. It's almost as if those paintings are saying, "Welcome home!"

It's the payback that you experience that makes obtaining art worth while; and it's not just aesthetic. I'm sure you've experienced people talking about some form of investment or another at work or through friends. “If I only had purchased stock in Apple back in the '80's, imagine what they would be worth today!” Too late, can't afford it now.

Timing is everything when it comes to investments. It's why wealthy people purchase rare pieces of art; they hold value through tough economic times. "Buy low, sell high" is a phrase most of us have heard. But what does it really mean? How low is low, and how high is high? Well, that depends on your ability to handle risk. Every portfolio manager worth their salt will tell you to diversify your investments. Why? If the market in one particular area becomes an issue, you've retained value in others.

The same can be said for art. How many of you can afford to purchase high-end art as an investment vehicle? The top 1%. So where, when and how does one approach this?

If someone already is a "famous" artist, commanding a market price well over $10,000.00 per piece, I doubt most buyers would be looking in that direction. So "low" is somewhere below that price point for the average consumer.

We don't think twice about purchasing a new vehicle for $30,000.00 and up, knowing full well, the moment we drive it off the lot, the value plummets thousands of dollars. Sure it has utility, but as an investment; it's “not worth spit" as they say.

Well-built homes, are definitely a good investment. Although your return doesn't come until much later in life, after you retire.

So what about art? I always say, purchase what you like, and do it at a relatively low price. You're not placing all of your eggs in one basket as it were. This affords you the ability to purchase a variety over time. The bottom line; if you like it, chances are someone else will too. If you stay informed, what gains value will become evident over time.

At some point in life, if the art you purchased was specifically an investment tool; when to cash in becomes an important decision. As long as you make a decent return, you're doing fine. Certain pieces of art can out perform returns on precious metals. If you've made the purchase as part of an investment portfolio for your kids, as long you've taught them about proper investments, they will most likely benefit in the long run.

Buying work from a dead artist is futile for most; you can't afford it anyway. So buy low and buy now.

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Why even purchase a painting?



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It’s an interesting question, and I suppose the best way to approach it is from several perspectives.

Anyone can go down to their local Big Box and purchase a photo or print already framed. You just grab and go; cheap, fast, and easy.

Nothing in life really worth something, comes cheap, fast, and easy. One really does get what they pay for. Sure the former method might do in a pinch, but does it have a connection with your soul?

Paintings, are very unique works of art. It really does take work. Being born with a talent, and the patience; one still requires the dedication and commitment to extended intense hours of focus to produce something visually stimulating, from simple brushes, paint and canvas.

Artists also delay financial gratification for extended periods of time; especially when one is an emerging talent. We’re talking about years, even decades of delay.

The pleasure is most certainly visual, for both buyer and artist. In that sense, when you make a purchase, you have developed a personal intense connection with another human being. You literally are taking a piece of that person home, sharing something beautiful in a special location of your choice. As an artist, it is a very humbling experience knowing that.

The artist most likely will never see where one hangs the piece, and share in the ambiance that you will enjoy every day. That’s why it makes an artist so happy when a piece sells. Someone actually loves something you created with your own hands. For the artist, the painting started out as a dream, that turned into reality, matured and left home.


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