We asked some of the city’s leading artists and creatives to tell us about how they decided to pursue an artistic or creative career.  We’ve shared some highlights below.

Beth Barker | Abstract Artist

I decided to create a job where I could work my own hours and that I could enjoy doing. Read more>>

Chloe Alexander | Printmaker & Mixed Media Artist

I chose to become a creative because nothing else seems to be worth my sustained effort. I believe that people who create see the world differently. We don’t just accept things as they are, but we envision what is possible, and with that comes an inherent desire to share with others our perception of the world. It’s something that’s hard to explain unless you have experienced it yourself, but after many years dabbling in other pursuits, I can’t imagine myself doing anything else. Read more>>

Tim Spanjer | Pop Artist & Marketing Director

Humans are born creatives, and I am just an artist in my time doing what the Creator has created me to do. In that way the creative space was always a foregone conclusion for me. As an artist, designer, and actor, I find fulfillment in getting a response from people when they see my art, read something I have written, or see me on stage or in a re-run of a primetime drama series. Read more>>