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As we usher in spring down here in the south, I thought I would take the opportunity to share some art that focuses on nature without the environmental dogma that is so rampant in the art community. David Joyner is a self-taught artist from my home state of Florida. Much of his work reflects aquatic themes and the vibrant colors of his world. As always, I am pleased to share art with you that illustrates the beauty and of realism.
Artist Statement: David Joyner, Wildlife Painter
I feel that the art world is more concerned with ideology than talent. It has become a place where the more offensive a painting is, the more it is praised. Art should demonstrate something beautiful. It should not be made out of spite or for shock value. Very often, it is created at the expense of my Christian beliefs. I don’t understand the hatred.
That being said, I am a firm believer in the First Amendment promise to freedom of speech. I believe in the right of others to make art that I find distasteful. I, as a follower of Jesus Christ, will also utilize my first amendment right to speak up for my values. No more sitting by and watching our culture turn to dust.
This is why I have partnered with an organization by the name of Liberatchik. We are a group of conservative artists who want to promote artwork that is not controlled by the liberal art critics. At one time I thought that I was the only conservative artist on the planet. I now know that I am not alone.
I love Jesus, I love my family, and a I love my country. I, as an artist, will strive to be a beacon which demonstrates my love for these. This is how I will contribute to the best of my ability to take back our culture.
I am saying this as a husband and a father who prays that there are other patriots who feel this way. If so, join with me in supporting www.liberatchik.com.
You can see my personal art and blog here: http://blog.davidjoynerart.com/?p=88