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Meet Joshua Spieker in Anaheim

Today we’d like to introduce you to Joshua Spieker.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I began my passion for the art of painting at an early age. I grew up in a family of nine brothers and sisters. The impact of having all their support and encouragement fueled my drive to pursue this calling. I started painting my first year of high-school where my love for mixing colors gave birth. I enjoyed creating drawings and paintings as a hobby while never exploring the idea of creating a career out of art. After graduating high school, I dedicated all my time in developing my style.

An empty bedroom in my home became my studio where I spent countless hours locked away studying, practicing and painting through trial and error. Self taught through hands on experience has shaped the framework of my style. My study of Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran, who are masters of dramatic light in their work, enlightened me of the beauty that can be created with light. With whatever I choose to paint, the key element and focus will always be lots of light.

Today, I continue to attend art-walks and festivals. With the exposure of the art, I’m at a place of getting my work out there to share… ” In art class, they taught me that my art was all about me and something about that didn’t settle well. I’ve learned my art is not about me, it’s about you, the other person. My art is about reaching out and sharing something bigger than myself. My hope is that my art would allow us to seek and enjoy a more beautiful and brighter future.” My art is dedicated to creating images that highlight simple yet inspirational messages. Through these paintings, I aim to serve others by offering works that bring hope and light to life.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It hasn’t been smooth but the beauty of that is how difficulty causes you to press forward into a whole new you. The struggle for me has always been in the purpose for my art. It has been in the questions like: “what am I going to paint:”, ”who am I painting for?” and “where or how will I make this passion of mine work?” The greatest struggle for me overall, has been trying to figure out the whole outcome all at once. Instead of taking one day and one step at a time, such as the process I take to complete my paintings. The mindset of thinking I know how it will work out when I really don’t has been a great defeater. Each day is a gift with with opportunity.

Joshua Spieker – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Business is all about service. I specialize in doing a lot of commission work. I’m known for my large landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes. What sets me apart from other artists is that I am diverse in my subjects. I paint Disney, to ships, national parks and especially places I’ve visited. What sets me apart is that I create my own large wood panels that are braced with a thick gallery border.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
My definition for success is defined by your character. Life is all about relationships. It’s all about seeing and doing more for others than for yourself.

Pricing:

  • Custom wood panel 24″ x 24″ $2000
  • Custom wood panel 24″ x 36″ $2400
  • Custom wood panel 36″ x 48″ $2800

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Image Credit:
Halli Aldous

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1 Comment

  1. Sharol

    March 8, 2018 at 16:29

    What beautiful work. He makes the light and colors come alive and renew my spirit. Thanks. Sharol

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