I started on this journey because I like to connect things. Not just physical items or people, but also my past and hopefully my future. Growing up, I think I was creative. I know my sister was; she’s an artist and has always known it. Maybe some of her rubbed off on me or maybe I was naturally creative and just didn’t follow it. Either way, I have viewed the art world with interest but from a distance. I followed my left brain into business and dabbled with my right brain creativeness. Drawing, painting, photography, I’ve done them all but none passionately. I would get bored with one and move on to the next. I’ve always been intrigued with people that have always known exactly why they were put on this earth. For me, there were just too many things to try! Finally I started focusing on others and how they interacted with art instead of producing it myself. I looked at who bought art and who didn’t. I looked at what people hung on their walls and where they bought it. I looked at the time, energy and expense that it takes to discover artists. I asked why some artists are more successful than others. Is it talent? Is it salesmanship?
Ultimately I felt there was a huge disconnect between artists and a large portion of consumers. Basically I felt that a lot of people didn’t know they existed. This brings me back to my first point; I like to connect things. If you know a group of people that are doing something really cool and you know another group of people that do not know about the first group, what do you do? You connect them. That is who The Art Menu is.
Founder, The Art Menu