I recently missed a class at SpaceTaker for selling and marketing one’s artwork to the medical community. It was entitled Art Consulting for the Healthcare Industry. It makes sense that a company, Skyline Art Services, exists in Houston and that providing art to the healthcare industry is a focal point. No one really wants to stare at boring white walls and coughed all over magazines while sitting in a doctor’s office. Why not have something to focus on, while trying to distract yourself from the giant needle coming your way?
I missed it, so I’m a bit bummed, partially because the concept sounds interesting, partially because it could be a lucrative way to make money while doing something I mostly like. Let me rephrase, make enough money to occasionally eat out while wearing relatively well-made, pretty clothes, without concerning myself with scrounging for loose change in old purses in order to pay for it. Not that I could make a steady income painting pictures and creating sculpture for hospitals, but it would be significantly more money than I would otherwise earn from “creating just for art’s sake.” Or some such drivel that really means, “I display my art in my living room.”
What mostly got me interested is that the artwork in my GP’s office, looks to be painted by a first year student of the Michael’s School of Art. Heavy thick acrylic. Perspectives are a bit askew. Colors are mostly hideously wrong. Shadows and shading are illogical.
Why would he or she fuss with details when the overall scope is so wrong? Can he/she not see the world around them?
Michael’s School of Art student makes it seem attainable, displaying art.