My guest today is Bruce Marion, a fantastic, fun loving artist, and teacher. Bruce is a contemporary impressionist painter whose work explodes with vivid color and complex texture. Bruce exhibits his art in galleries throughout the United States and is collected worldwide. His range of work includes figure, landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife and his “Joyful Bears”. I found Bruce to be extremely personable, funny and fun. He’s also very good at conversation and I enjoyed our time together very much. I hope you enjoy it as well.
In our conversation, we discuss having real conversations, dogma, having a life’s work and legacy, having a sense of humor, innate optimism and loving people, self love and acceptance, coming to grip with art, high school pranks and concrete phalluses, being a fighter, souls and circuitry, accepting the journey, family bubbles, alexithymia, psychology, bankruptcy, being too afraid to fail, learning as human beings, life dependent outcomes, trying new things, self doubt, helping others with our unique gifts, the simplicity of being a kid, wisdom from various sources, being comfortable with discomfort, listening to your inner self, people who have arrived, fear of losing it, letting go of the path, roadmaps for life and god, enjoying the creative process, insistent thoughts or desires, the zen of being a bear, creation and creativity, the adaptability of humans, cats and calendars, art as a meditation, the hardest part of art, music and breaking the rules, having the space to do crappy stuff, and the essence of life.
Guest Name: Bruce Marion
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