By M.Sebastian Araujo
This summer the tide of creativity has flowed into Provincetown with Vitality and Style.Sometimes an Artist lands here and takes root ,blooms and shares his gifts with the world around him. James Frederick is such an Artist! Recently we had a chat about his inspirations and what makes this versatile chap so good @ what he does…
What inspires your work?
Really, everything does. Every nuance. My creativity is an emotional response to all aspects of my life and everything in my environment.
What changes do you see in the Art and Design World lately?
A celebration of the process of art-making… Not just the aesthetics of a finished piece. You’ll find me actively working in my studio space, not just hanging finished pieces.
Was there a “shining lightbulb” moment in your career when you realized that you were an artist? If so what was it?
What is it like for an Artist to survive as an Artist today?
As an artist, I survive by making art. It’s the best response I can come up with to deal with the world. If you’re referring to “surviving” in a monetary way – I’ll just say: it’s a challenge.
What is it about Provincetown that inspires Artists to Live here and come back each year?
Provincetown, the nations oldest active art colony is steeped in creative energy. It’s a very fertile place for me. This special place is my spiritual vortex.
James like so many Artists draw inspiration from this crazy quilt of a collection of characters who all call Provincetown home. A beautiful place to visit,stay a summer or a lifetime. Everywhere you look you will find the vibes that inspire you!For more information about James’s Design work and Art,have a peek @ the following: