I am an artist I am told. More so by others than myself, but I do admit I am not following the same path as “normal” people take. What is normal anyway? Not anybody. So by that very argument…. we are ALL artists. I just happen to claim it as a way to make a living. Some consider me lucky, and I consider myself practiced. Some may say artists are goofy. I say art careers take more intelligence and patience than the critics know.
I have put this website together myself so please be patient with the continual updates. I have found in my experience that the beats of art are always changing, so I am forced to dance to the same drum. I have many more murals to paint so do return often to see new work and films about those works. I have paintings from Boston to Flagstaff. Hundreds of paintings have been completed in my 17 years of painting. I plan to make hundreds more.
Below you will find my blog with thoughts and updates about my adventures. Feel free to comment or ask any questions.
Please do explore as many pages as possible, find some prints or paintings to purchase, and let me know what you think.
Michael J Mayosky
Another ArtPrize is almost done and I have had a blast. I cannot tell you how awesome the town of Grand Rapids is. I will always consider it my home away from home. Founders is always a good time with good friends. I promise to get in there next week to draw some more caricatures!
Now I having the last of the paintings touched up, and ready for display.. so stay tuned. They are for sale and come with a print of the entire paiting. Check it out!
I have always been a traveler in my soul. I do like my home base just as much as the road, but I only can appreciate both states when I give up one for the other and verse visa at times my life needs the change.
I am about to leave for another trip, but not on the road. I am taking the trip of sophomore year with my daughter. It will just be and her facing high school. I have not been in school since my own high school adventures, so to be at an orientation for hall passes and booster clubs and all that? Well, I was terrified and exhilarated at the same time. I love being a father, and this time my daughter and I are just the two, and I love that more than words can say, so I will paint it.
I expect this will be the best year of my life so far…
Well, I can say one thing, that Springfield elites failed again. Even with their own native son…. and while the “powers that be” have their underwear in a bunch about each other… I have been plotting and planning. More to come….
What an experience this has been to paint the mural and have a city celebrate the mural. I have never been so honored and blessed with so much attention for my work.
In my opinion, I would rather not be noticed. I like being the quiet in the corner artist and the work is the star. I do know that a part of this job? Is talking about the work with lots of people… sigh… I know how to do that, but again… I am a little more shy than most might guess.
So, the taste of downtown was great, the music kicked butt, and the food? Well, my daughter and I were stuffed. I managed to paint a performance painting and sold it for a fair price, and went back to painting. Check out the video made by Illinois Central, and you can get an idea of how cool the weekend was to me and my daughter.
I have always had a thing for Marilyn Monroe, (AKA, Norma Jean). Despite the controversy that surrounded her because of her love life, she still holds a huge place of respect in my heart for the artist. I have read about her and the mistakes she felt she made, and the regrets she pointed out in various interviews. I can see that she felt very misunderstood and her real talents were over shadowed by the obvious sex symbol title she possessed. I can relate to that in a slightly different way. I am no sex symbol, (yet), but I do feel like a total loner 99 percent of the time so I can relate.
Marilyn’s style and classiness is just so darned sexy. Her intelligence was ignored by the media, and her beauty was all they payed attention to then, (and more than likely now). If she was still living? would she have moved past the sex bomb into a leadership role model for girls? Would she have still been a legend if living today? I would think so.
I hope to meet a woman like her one day. If I do? I will know exactly what I have in front of me. A WOman with sophistication and intelligence. A person with passion and kindness. A girl with style and ambition. Yes that woman would steal my heart… and I hope she would never give it back.