• Does an artist have to keep on creating the same ‘style’ or ‘type of work’?


Does an artist have to keep on creating the same ‘style’ or ‘type of work’?

“I think this is a very personal aspect with each artist, that varies from person to person. I am a person who loves to explore all mediums, to give them a try. I always say to try a medium and if you don’t like it, don’t continue working with it. During my Art and Design Diploma I created work in metal, including welding, but I found it stressful and didn’t continue creating work in metal. I currently create art in the two mediums I adore, which are: mixed media painting and metal clay.

Looking furthur into this question you can turn to look at past examples of master artists and who did stay in one style and who didnt. The example I always think of is Pablo Picasso, with his many phases and shifts between 2D and 3D art. The change between dimensions is coupled with a use of different mediums throughout these changes. Two examples of his 2D paintings are shown below:

Above: ‘Girl with a Mandolin’ by Pablo Picasso (1910)


I also feel that I personally hit a line where I wanted to change and knew where to go. In this circumstance it is a greatidea. There is no rule to say you have to stay creating the new ideas. Often the new helps refresh you older work and push it forward. I truely feel that you go by your heart and follow it. Try it, try your new idea and see what you feel. 

You really are only as limited as the barriers you put up. Plus, as they say…. do what *you* want!!

What do you think? Here are a few more thoughts below…”

Other peoples thoughts are:

  • “Our answer to that is absolutely no!”
  • “God I hope not or else I am doing it wrong. Learn from your last piece, experiment, explore and create – have fun”
  • “None of my paintings looks alike…. I find my joy in reinventing myself every time I do a work of art. I know its not the conventional way to do art, but I do it  this way because it gives me the opportunity to explore my creative side and it gives me the motivation I need to do more arts. Although, I’ve decided just recently that I was going to challenge myself to do a series of painting of the same style, just to follow the rules of the establishment of arts . This way I will be able, (hopefully…) to exhibit my work… I find these rules ridiculous… I find it only narrows down the creative mind, the freedom to explore and come out with new ideas…  Challenging myself to confine to the rules will, I feel, in a way be a humbling experience… I decided I was going to bend a little and see where it is going to take me…”
  • “A real artist Never does the same thing, only moves from one idea to another which may have been inspired by a previous idea but in a differing form.”
  • “There are no rules in art.”
  • “There’s a huge amount of repetition: art sits on a craft. The repetition isn’t sameness, it’s renewal.”
  • “Not necessary… art is display of the stream of consciousness.”
  • “None of my paintings looks alike…. I find my joy in reinventing myself every time I do a work of art. I know its not the conventional way to do art, but I do it  this way because it gives me the opportunity to explore my creative side and it gives me the motivation I need to do more arts. Although, I’ve decided just recently that I was going to challenge myself to do a series of painting of the same style, just to follow the rules of the establishment of arts . This way I will be able, (hopefully…) to exhibit my work… I find these rules ridiculous… I find it only narrows down the creative mind, the freedom to explore and come out with new ideas…  Challenging myself to confine to the rules will, I feel, in a way be a humbling experience… I decided I was going to bend a little and see where it is going to take me…”
  • “If one is remote from one’s audience or buyers then churning out the same thing, the same art object, maybe a commercial necessity, as you become commoditised and your pieces represent you. I find, that, as I’m engaged with my audience, then I have greater latitude to sell whatever I produce – they buy me and I take risks (essential!). Quality is the key, that and not giving a damn – it’s a heady mix. I’d never trust a gallery or have need to – the wallet is the world, not a few white walls controlled by a commission thieving toad with moral halitosis.”
  • “Hahaha how boring to just paint one thing on repeat …..yawn……. do anything and everything you feel like, bunny love.”
  • “It’s a struggle to evolve,change,move forward , create.”

All artworks & designs displayed are © Copyright by artist Laura H Elliott BA (Hons), Dip.

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