ART FOR THE PEOPLE
by Jeffrey Robert (early 1990s article)
I love the medium of crayons because of its simplicity and non intimidating nature. Almost everyone grew up with this fundamental tradition.
My first art project started by opening a brand new crayon box of bright vivid colors that seem to jump out at me.
The familiar aroma continues to trigger memories of a carefree past connected with family and friends. My present artwork promotes the same wonderful sentimental quality. I think we all can connect through this common ground art medium that links the past to present, and now to the future. When today’s kids see what I have done with their medium, it inspires them. Crayons become their very own professional product and uplifts them with a feeling of importance allowing them to become more confident and creative with a sense of security. In other words, it gives value to their art. Adults no longer need to feel intimidated or embarrassed because they know little or nothing about art. Now they can openly express creativity with the same kind of fun that they used to when they were kids.
I don't like to hear anyone say "I can't draw" because I truly believe that God created us in his image, and because of that, WE ARE CREATIVE.
A new door is open for everyone to become the artist they would like to be without fear of failure, lack of expense or lack of knowledge. Start where you are! There is nothing to risk. Have some fun!
The advantages of drawing with crayons are tremendous. Think of the possibilities for children, family values, inner-city youth, children with learning disabilities, senior citizens, shut-ins, stress management. Art can be as sophisticated and fun as you want. From coloring books to fine art, from relaxation to increased ability. You can find it all right here. Day or night, convenience is just around the corner.
My vision is to present this new fine art medium through tours, lectures, workshops and new products to people all over the world to release their creative spirit.
Although my achievements with crayons have surpassed all expectations, I still like to color in coloring books, there's something wholesome about it.... Can you pass me the yellow please?
DRAWING LIVE IN A HAWAII GALLERY