Patrick O'Connell, Craigieburn Member Since May 2013 Artist Statement I have been interested in art, photography, music and poetry since I was a young boy. I have never thought of myself as an Artist but now I look at my passions and desires that is what I am. As artists we look at the world through different eyes as we grow and learn different techniques or are impressed and inspired by another artist the view will change for a season. All creation encompasses people, animals, flowers, birds, insects and the earth itself so there is a never ending supply of subjects and ways of looking at them! We will never be limited by anything if we see creation with imagination and a child like simplicity that sees nothing as impossible or unreachable. I know this from experience. Life will only crush you if you give it permission (or if it drops a big rock on you). Seriously the only difference between a success and a failure is a failure gives up. Look at Hollywood hero's the ones that give up die. The overnight successes have failed and tried again over and over for 30 years or more, the secret they kept trying. A wise man once told me find the thing you love most and do it for a living and you will be happy and blessed.
Somewhere in this little blurb is me, well maybe not me but what made me.