My Evolution As An Artist

Author Interview
Larry Lewis Author Interview

Where Paint Goes is a captivating autobiography detailing your life as an artist. Why was this an important book for you to write?

After surviving over fifty years of living life as a creative or an artist and being told by numerous folks along the way, “you should write a book.” I thought it might be a good time to chronical my adventures, not so much to tell a story of my personal life, but to portray in parallel my personal life and my evolution as an artist or a creative.

Being intrigued by two statements I was familiar with, from studying art history:

  1. “Art imitates life,” Aristotle, around 300BC
  2. “Life imitates art,” Oscar Wilde, 1889

I found that I subscribed to both of these concepts, which gave me the foundation for writing the book and is why I subtitled the book “The art that affected my life and the life that affected my art.”

I appreciated the candid nature with which you told your story. What was the hardest thing for you to write about?

Being a novice author, I did not realize that to chronical my life in the written word, it would be necessary for me to intimately revisit the periods of my life I wished to depict in the story. Recalling certain parts of the story in this way proved to be highly difficult. Writing about the passing of my wife Kathy in 1989, I cried while I was writing about it and I cry today when reading the passages.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

A bit of insight into what it is to live life as an artist, a creative.

Author Link: Website

The historical account of my life as an artist: written in a way that reflects the idea, “art mirrors life and life mirrors art.” I use a subtitle for the book: “The art that affected my life and the life that affected my art.” I am a fifty-year veteran of working in the creative industry, accomplishing and/or holding the titles of – fine artist, painter, sculptor, illustrator, designer, graphic designer, conceptual promotional designer, art director, creative director, under graduate advertising arts instructor, private post-secondary college administrator, mentor and more. This book is written in conversational style.

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