This is the art page of Terry David 'Butch' Silvercloud.
I have spent much of my life in high end photography
but wanted to be a painter. I learned, early on, that making a living as a painter
would be difficult, if not impossible. Painting is not popular these days... digital art has taken over.
Few people understand art nor much of anything about it nor the history of art and painting.
Seriously... you don't know what you don't know.
Anyone and everyone can call themself an artist, these days,
and anyone and everyone does, it seems.
There's a lot of crap art out there... oh, right! It's ALL art, these days.
Everyone is famous for 15 minutes then forgotten, pretty much forever.
My point is that the Art World has changed, DRASTICALLY, since the turn of the century...
around the time GLICLEE prints were invented. Gliclee destroyed the modern art world.
If a painting doesn't have a FAMOUS or WELL KNOWN name attached, the re-sale value
is pretty much the cost of the canvas... you will have trouble selling it.
Most people donate the art to hospitals, etc., for the tax benefit.
That $5,000 painting won't get you $200 on the re-sale market if the artist is not known.
Painting is going through a slump not seen since the collapse of the Dutch art market
several hundred years ago. Buy what you like and can afford.
Artists are still alive and painting... but starving.
Paintings are expensive to make and difficult to sell to make any kind of income, or living.
their income through framing, leasing and rentals of art to the wealthy, and to large corporations and offices.
I call myself a visual artist because I work in all visual media.
Painting is one of my visual media and I do the best I know how to do.
You... the audience, will always be the judge and you will like what you like.
The more art you see, the more you know, the more critical you will become.
I am not, presently, represented by a gallery but my art is available for sale.
My FOR SALE GALLERY will be operational shortly...he says. Yup...it's coming.
or check the art links above.
Vancouver Visual Artist, Terry David Silvercloud
My name is Butch.
I'm busy trying to save the planet all by myself, just don't quite know how.
I live in Vancouver, British Columbia. I'm 74, born in Oct., 1944.
I'm very chatty... a real motor-mouth, but not very social.
I keep busy teaching myself to paint. I spend a lot of my old age painting.
I'm self-taught but I think I'm getting the hang of it now.
Painting is hard.
I'm one of those annoying know-it-all types. Looking to learn, already know a lot.
You had best know your stuff if you're trying to pull the wool over my eyes.
And, apparently, I'm pretty smart. So they told me.
I'm a scientist, at heart, (Dark Matter, Dark Energy and primal physics)... the nature of basic reality.
What is time? What causes the speed of light? That kind of thing.
Most people's eyes glaze over when I talk physics... they are lost and haven't a clue what I'm going on about.
I was a Naval Officer at age 19, and served in the Royal Canadian Navy
in the British and Canadian submarine services...
HMS Opportune, HMS Tiptoe, and HMCS Ojibwa. Yup... I drove ships and submarines.
While I had intended to become an engineering physicist,
life got in the way.
and I followed a number of career choices
until I settled on high end
and became a commercial photographer.
I retired in 1996 from photography and moved to Vancouver
to teach myself to paint and to work on personal projects...
mainly my photography and painting.
I am a queer man with little interest in most social activities.
I've learned, a long time ago, that I'm, uhm... "different".
I'm well educated in science and physics so you can't much fool me about anything.
I know my science stuff... and have a very, very low tolerance for bullshit.
I don't suffer fools well and can be very, very, very blunt.
Or... why I avoid the humans.
I don't much have any patience for idiots.
I'm single and live alone. I get along with, and like guys
in the late teen to 30 range.
Apparently, there's a name for that... "Ephebophilia".
It's a bit like "being gay" It's the way I am... in my genes.
I didn't put all that together until I was in my 40's.
Wondered why I wasn't attracted to the kinds of guys most
guys seemed attracted to. Who knew?
Younger people tend to be a lot more fun to be around.
I don't smoke, except pot, and don't drink, at all,
except for an odd glass of red wine,
now and then at a party or meal.
I am NOT vegan but don't eat a lot of meat.
I avoid fish because the oceans are so contaminated with heavy metals
that eating large fish is dangerous to your health. Sushi is dangerous to your health
if you eat it often. I never, ever, ever eat farmed fish... EVER.
I have no interest in gay bars, nor clubs.
I live alone in South Vancouver
where I spend my time painting.
I consider Earth to be a living hell which I wish no part of.
I don't like being alive and just make the best of it I can.
I barely tolerate the humans because I have to.
I don't tolerate pranks nor practical jokes... at all... ever.
I'm quite serious about that one. Pranks are bullying.
If you want me to disown you for all of eternity, that's a good way to start.
No time for morons.
Planet Earth is grossly overpopulated. As of Feb. 2019, we have about
7.7 BILLION PEOPLE.
If you crunch the numbers... do the math, you will find that, at best,
YOU have only about 300 feet by 300 feet of land to call your own.
There are, upon the useable and habitable lands of Earth, already about
50-90 people per square kilometre. There are too many people
for too few resources. Continuous growth is a ponzi scheme which
MUST collapse. The future is gonna be a whole new ball game.
Earth is a perfect hell.
Besides photography and painting, I also make videos for YouTube.
Too many to post here, but check out my channels.
Here is something to relax your brain...
CLICK ON THE VIDEO, ABOVE, FOR SOME MOOD SETTING MUSIC
WHILE YOU READ THIS...
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If you want to take them over, make him an offer.
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