Today we’d like to introduce you to Geoffrey E. Levitt.
Geoffrey E, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I grew up in an Artistic household. My father was a well-known animation artist. I have been producing art for over 50 years. Currently I am involved in a massive project called One Hundred Vibrant Artists in which I am documenting the LA Art scene through my Facebook group called One Hundred Vibrant Artists of LA which has over six hundred members and ninety actual artists. I have done impressions of about sixty of them so far. We hope to have a show when this is completed of my impressions and the actual works of the Artists themselves. This came out of my Artist series in which I paid homage to the working artist. Prior to that I did and still do trains. Because I love trains and more importantly they can solve a lot of our current problems by means of using mass transit. I have also dabbled in Political Art. I am currently working on my Dreamer series in which I am trying to paint dreams, emotions, fears, and longings. I show extensively all over Los Angeles County and have shown in other States and Northern California. My work has been used frequently in the entertainment industry. I think more than ever art is the most compelling expression I can use at this point to both beautify and edify.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I create in many media, including acrylic, water color, collage. Ink and pencil. I do a lot of drawing as well as paintings. My inspiration is to create beauty and enjoyment when people see my work. I hope they have a similar aesthetic experience as I had making it. My political work is meant not only to convey what my feelings are but to make people think and maybe inspire action. My One Hundred Artist Project and Artist Series is to show what it’s really like to be an artist. I look at the Facebook group page as almost a fan magazine for all involved; here people can view their art, interact with the artists, see where they are currently showing, see what they actually look like and learn a little about them and their philosophy of art. Art has become for me an outlet that rewards me personally but also is a way of sharing my humanity with others.
The sterotype of a starving artist scares away many potentially talented artists from pursuing art – any advice or thoughts about how to deal with the financial concerns an aspiring artist might be concerned about?
You need to be creative with your resources. You can do a lot of your publicity yourself using social media and local newspapers. Pick venues to apply for that actually fit your art. Be creative with showing. Try libraries, college galleries, Art Associations. Team up with friends to have group shows and split the costs.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I have a Facebook page Geoffrey Levitt and a webpage GeoffreyELevitt.com. I am a member of Los Angeles Art Association and have shown there. I also have my work on view under their Artist Section. I show frequently at the Latino Artist Museum, Neutra Gallery and Museum. I currently have a group show at The Neutra and Santa Monica Library. I recently had group shows at Beyond the Lines Gallery, SchockBoxx, Tag Gallery, Torrance Art Museum and The Brewery Art Walk. My work is available for sale at Art Pic and rental for commercial or personal use. Some of my work is shown on their web page under their artist section. Two of my train series are available at The Graphic Experience in Lancaster. You may have seen my work in such shows as The Affair, Scandal, Bloodline, Go On, Dole, and House of Lies. You could support my work by becoming a member of One Hundred Vibrant Artists of LA Facebook Group.
- Website: GeoffreyELevitt.com
- Phone: 6619461684
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: Geoffrey Levitt
My wife Leah Levitt is the photographer.