34. Move from Joyless Job to Joyfulness in Art
Artist William Cain paints real people and situations using oils on canvas. “I have been a model, actor and fashion illustrator lucky enough to travel to locations around world. I hope you get both a sense of déjà vu and joyfulness when viewing my artwork,” he tells host Don Hutcheson.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
William’s visual sense has expressed itself in various ways throughout his life. He gave free rein to his creative side in his 20s. From dabbling in art in college at UCLA, modeling fashion, setting up display windows and illustrating fashion, his appreciation for aesthetics and appearances has been consistent.
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
Wanting to get away from judging people by their looks, growing tired of the Hollywood “casting couch” mentality, he dropped out for awhile. Approaching his 40s, thinking about aging, he took a corporate art job, but found it “soul crushing”. Before work, he would get up early in the morning to paint.
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“Do you like the challenge of getting better at your art? If you do, you will get better at it. Then, you’ll hope for ‘the happy accident’ in art, when you come up with an idea and that magic combination of colors—that twist of the finger—and now the clouds look fluffy.“
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Art in Public Places, Indio, California
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