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I am a mother, a grandmother and a contemporary realist painter currently living in Montana. I was encouraged to be an artist when I was younger due to some sad events in my life. Through this experience I started to learn and understand how much of an impact being an artist and the art world in general could have on a person if given a chance. Later, I wanted to be a seascape painter and went to school where I received my Associates in Fine Art/Humanities (2007) and have been able to continue my artistic education through books, the internet and personal experiences. Today I do not just paint the ocean but I paint anything that inspires me. Through my artwork, I want to encourage happy thoughts, happy memories and positive perspectives in order to stimulate a happy heart within my viewer whether it be from a nature scene to something as simple as a favorite coffee cup. - Frankie Stockman 2021

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I have been thinking....

I know that one of my posts on my blog was about me wondering why we are artists. It was such a  heavy question that I had on my mind all the time. When I would ask my friends who are also artists I almost felt like they thought I was a little over dramatic. An artist creates because they "have" to. Because they are drawn to it. They need to express themselves. That was never enough for me because I don't always feel like I have to express myself. I never really have anything to share! I have never wanted to give my opinions through art. So none of that made sense to me at all. I was not in a hurry to do anything that hasn't been done before (dont get me wrong, that would have been nice). So I just kept going and pretending like those were good answers and that must be why I do this too. Today I was watching a documentary called "painters paintings" and I learned so much. Funny thing is, I learned it from the modern artists and what they were saying about what they do and why. Personally I am not a huge fan of paintings of squares or just paint splattered all over the place - but I made that connection with these artist and I can proudly say that I am finally ready to write my artist statement. Also I appreciate their work 100 percent more! I am so glad that I watched it. I am going to watch it again! I can feel it and I am excited. I know now that having a direction and now understanding what I want to show and express will actually inspire me to not be afraid to try things and not to worry what others are thinking of me! So for the next couple of days I am going to be working on that. If you have an artist statement that you would like to share with me - please let me read it! I would love to. :) When I am done with mine, I will post it here


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