Monday, August 28, 2017

I Believe In Artists: Adam Baranello

Artist Adam Baranello

Artist Adam Baranello is one of many talented artists I follow on Instagram.  Whenever I see one of his drawings in my feed I am always struck by the immediate impact it has on me but it also makes me stop and take a closer look.  Doing this causes me to ponder the messages in his art which have a way of helping me think and refocus on what's most important in my own life and work.

I believe that those who take the time to experience his art and words here will experience similar benefits.  Enjoy!

"Love" Art By Adam Baranello

Question: I know art speaks its own language but if you had to describe your work in only six words, what would they be?

Adam: Original expression of thoughts and ideas. 

Question: Who is your favorite artist (in any medium) and how do they inspire you?

Adam: I cannot pick just one, but these artists are at the top of my list because they do more than one thing or incorporate more than one thing into their overall message, which is what I am all about. To me, they also come across as authentic and true to their vision: David Lynch, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jean Luc Godard, Pharrell Williams and Andy Warhol

Frames From Adam Baranello's Film, "Beautifully Strange"

Question: What inspires you to create?

Adam: The people, places and things that I am lucky enough to be around inspire me on a daily basis. I am grateful for this. 

"Beautiful" Art By Adam Baranello

Question: What is your favorite part of your creative process?

Adam: To have an idea and see it actualize into something tangible is a pretty rad thing. 

Designs From Adam's Hand Painted Clothing Line

Question: What is the most challenging part of your creative process and how do you meet that challenge?

Adam: Taking risks and not knowing if they will work out. I believe in growth and I believe in starting things in order to figure them out.  I have taken that approach since I started my career as an artist. I don't mind looking foolish and I am not afraid to fail but I do know, through working in this way, it makes me figure it out in order to keep going.  I really do subscribe to the belief of just start creating and figure it out as you go because I have experienced that it is a good way to figure out how to do as much as you can with what you have.  That is how innovation and new things get discovered.  If we just wait until we have every duck in a row, we may never see all of the possible ways in which things can get done and, more importantly, something even greater may come from doing it this way. 

"Life Action" Art By Adam Baranello

Question: And finally, what does "believing in art" mean to you?

Adam: To me, believing in art means Hope.  It is part of the good in the world and something that has the potential to invoke change.

Thank you Adam for sharing your talents and your positive message with us.

To learn more about Adam and his many creative ventures visit his web site at and be sure to connect with him on Instagram and/or Facebook too.

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Until next time, happy creating!

Peace, Love and Art,