Mentors and Role Models
Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty
Creative people have role models and mentors that inspire them to higher achievement. These people can even be fictional characters from books and movies. We need to find and be mentors. We need collaborators to come together and experiment. To set aside time and space to work. To be open, curious, and expect the same in return. Analyze the results while maintaining a positive environment.
Who do you admire? What do you like about their work? Why does their work have meaning for you? What projects do you collaborate in? And who do you mentor?
Mike Kraus was born on the industrial shoreline of Muskegon, Michigan. After earning his Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he attended Grand Valley State University for his graduate degree. From there, he gained varied experiences from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Art Institute of Chicago, Hauenstein Center For Presidential Studies, Lollypop Farm Humane Society, and the Children’s Memorial Foundation. And every place he worked, he had his sketchbook with him and found ways to be actively creative. In 2014, Kraus became a full-time artist by establishing Mike Kraus Art. Since then, he has sold thousands of paintings that are displayed in nearly every state and dozens of countries. Currently, Kraus lives in Rochester, New York with his beautiful wife and goofy dog.
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Originally published at http://mikekraus.blogspot.com.