When looking at a piece of artwork, the viewer decides their interest based on a few key factors. Personal taste, popularity among peers, and the emotion that arises upon first glance. However, there is another part of the equation that takes place behind the scenes.
One additive has the ability to make these factors insignificant; persistence. If an artist continuously creates new work, while being self aware, then you can expect all barriers of entry to gradually break overtime.
When Chicago artist, Mary Fedorowski, founder of Overbite Studios, began her journey years ago, she had a full understanding of the road ahead. Not only that, she planned for every hurdle, twist, turn and welcomed the challenge.
A BLUEPRINT IN PROGRESSION
In the last few years, Fedorowski organized herself to eventually walk away from a secure day job in product design. Like other great artists before her, the love for creation started off as a hobby. However, progressing a hobby into a lifestyle that brings financial security is a feat that can feel beyond daunting. Doing so takes more than just creative skill, it takes planning.
"Probably in the past three years I committed to it as a daily practice. I started painting for just fifteen minutes everyday. If I wanted to do more, great! If I didn't, no pressure."
Inevitability the fifteen minutes spiraled into a full on obsession. The founder of Overbite Studios began to build herself between the hours of 5-8am and then from dinner time to bedtime. As of April 2021 she's now a full time painter, muralist, and independent business owner.
Focusing on artwork and imagery that inspired her, step by step Mary formed her own visual language rooted in surreal scenery, bright colors, and meticulously crafted shapes. An immense inner desire to find a meeting point between her personal taste, and what she's to able to physically create, speaks for the collection of work she strives for today.
"There is nothing that you cannot figure out. Every experience is an absolute lesson that will help you move yourself and business forward"