Andy and Daniel: A Story of Inspiration
Picasso once said, “All children are born as artists. The problem is how to continue to be artists while growing up.”
I was introduced to Andy yesterday while at a photo shoot. He was the quiet guy in the back of the studio retouching some beautiful watch photography. I took him for a retoucher – which he was, and a very good one at that. As the day progressed, I found out that he was an amazing painter as well. One of the pieces that caught my eye was hung on the studio wall. Bart, the photographer, told me it was Andy’s – something he created in collaboration with his 2 year old son, Daniel. Daniel would begin the painting and Andy would work with him combining his line work and colors to coincide with Daniel’s. The result: beautiful paintings that share a father’s love for his son and their mutual passion for art. Andy was generous to take some time away from his job and share with me this video, which not only demonstrates both their talents but was a warming end to a productive day.
So the next time your creativity is blocked and you need a little inspiration, or call up Andy and Daniel’s website. It’s sure to put you in a better frame of mind.
~ Mike Kolatac, Senior Art Director, The S3 Agency