Clintavo Art Blog
Clark Hulings' paintings are masterful works, highly sought by collectors worldwide. While his career path has led to greatness, it's interesting to note that early on he worked as a commercial artist and slowly made his way into a career as a fine artist - or what Clark calls "an easel painter". What follows is a recent Interview - conducted via email. I was delighted with Clark's candidness as well as his generosity toward his fellow artist travelers. I hope you will be delighted too. Links to Clark Huling's website and twitter page are listed at the end of this article.
Lori: Do you think it's important for an artist to specialize in subject matter or develop a recognizable style?
Clark: No. Your style will come naturally. You can__™t try to develop a recognizable style, at least if you do, it__™ll be lousy. It__™s something that has to emerge on its own. As for subject matter, you have to do whatever will allow you to eat. Try not to limit yourself when you__™re starting out, you need every little crumb you can get. Paint what ever style is requested by the person commissioning the piece - so you can get the work!