The Art–Spirit Connection, an Interview with Artist Robert Weatherford

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The Art–Spirit Connection, an Interview with Artist Robert Weatherford

The Art–Spirit Connection, an Interview with Artist Robert Weatherford

Why does your Art matter?

Why should you keep making Art if you’re not as good as everyone else?

What is your gift, as an Artist, to the world?

Should you make paintings based on what other people like?

In this interview with Artist Robert Weatherford, I ask him the big questions that tug at our hearts as Artists longing to answer our creative callings, but confused on the messages we receive about Art.

Watch the video above

“We’re all giants, and we’re pretending to be little mice… The truth is that our courage will go through any barrier, and we can make whatever we want to make. And to live in that challenge of ‘What am I capable of?’ is a thrilling air to breath.”

Listen in, and we’ll explore the sacred connection of tapping into greater creativity when painting, why Art is so important, how to let go and trust your intuition, and why YOUR ART matters.

– Robert talks about how you go from painting and being all in your head, to start painting from your heart, and how to paint with more feeling.

– Also, what happens to people who have an Art calling but don’t create?

Born in 1951, Robert Weatherford has been painting in Telluride, Colorado since 1977. Originally from Laredo, Texas. He has earned degrees from both Union Theological Seminary in New York and a Masters in Painting from Claremont Graduate Art School in Claremont, California.

“When I see people get hooked on painting, it’s because they feel fully alive when they are painting. It’s a total privilege, it’s like a blessing has been handed to you, and time disappears, and you’re just bubbling with excitement.”

Weatherford’s work is influenced by his childhood in Laredo, Texas. The intense emotions and colors of the Mexican desert environment and its people have formed his orientation.

Enjoy the interview!

Kellie Day mixed media artist

“There’s only so much time in life, and you don’t have time to be false. You really want to be digging down furiously into what’s genuine inside of you.”

2 Comments

  1. Anita Montgomery says:

    This is something I really needed to hear. I’ve always been seeking truth since I was a teenager and studying natural science and art in college seemed like a spiritual endeavor for me. I didn’t feel like I had the support I craved and went on a different path and I let my creativity fall by the wayside. I don’t regret that episode because I experienced the love of my life. But now, I am so thankful to have the privilege of reopening those creative/spiritual doors. Thank you for this interview. It helps me to remember who I am.

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