Jack Christopher Ede

Arty human bean

 

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A portal into my life.

Hello, my name is Jack Ede and I’m one of those weird arty types of people. I try to spend time doing everything i enjoy but I’ve always made art more than anything else. It used to be innocent but then adult life happened and boom, responsibilities and taxes. So i hereby welcome you to my finest attempt at a website and sincerely thank you for being here (seriously, thank u). Please make yourself comfortable, stalk my Instagram, read about my life thus far and maybe even buy some cool art. Remember, living artists need the money more than the dead ones.

My First Exhibition

Here’s the video documenting my first ever solo exhibition in West Palm Beach, Florida. Despite my depressing voice, i honestly had a lot of fun.

Production creditsNiklas Due

Jacks Top 5 tips to being an artist.

1. Put the hours in.

Set yourself small goals and try be creative for at least an hour every day. If you want something and love something enough, you’ll make time for it. No excuses.

2. Be patient.

I know this is already starting to sound like a huge cliche but it’s a vital requirement of any major process. Don’t be discouraged by failure or slow progress, just keep going.

3. Do your research.

I’m talking about getting stuck into books, taking art history classes, reproducing classical artworks, visiting galleries and art shows or even just watching videos about art history. You may not think it’s important to focus on the past but there’s helpful information everywhere and there was a reason we still talk about all the greats, even after hundreds of years.

4. Know your value.

It’s important to know you must build your legacy and earn your place in the art industry but if you want to be great you may have to struggle for a while. Making art on a commission basis is good for practice and paying bills but don’t become a slave to people just to earn money. You’re making art for the sheer pleasure of forfilling your soul, not for making money. Don’t undersell yourself, if someone can’t afford the price of your art, it’s not your problem. I’m not telling you to overprice your art and be a dick just for fun, but you know what i mean.

5. Just be you.

Don’t seek who you are and change your ways to be more like other people in hopes it’ll make you more successful or any closer to who you are. Just embrace your qualities, stay in touch with your inner happy self, nourish your mind, body and soul and everything will start to become more clear.

 

 >>> Please consider, I am only 22 years old and i’m still just beginning this long ass journey, therefore i can only advise you on things that worked for me (so far). So don’t take everything too seriously ok. 

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. 

Thomas Carlyle

1795-1881