As an artist, it can be hard to turn off “work mode” since your work is so ingrained in your being. How do you know when it’s time to shut off and what do you do to maintain balance?
It is a challenge to balance raw inspiration and motivation to create while also being a father, husband, coach and community leader. I am constantly trying to find balance. Because I put so much physical, emotional and spiritual energy into my paintings, burnout is easy to come by. I have to find stillness to regenerate my energy once again. I have to allow myself to step away and experience life because it is also how I engage then with my art. Stepping away allows me to reframe my thinking, re-address my paintings, and have new conversations with them.
To what (or to whom) do you attribute your success?
I attribute my success to my wife Aimee, my children, my parents and the Boulder/Denver community; all whom continue to support and encourage my creative process.
My family members have given me so much courage. They remind me that we are all in this together to guide and support one another. Financially, spiritually, emotionally… they give me faith, and the belief that we can do something unique and different. My family is my soundboard for reality, and they help me overcome the challenges that I face in the art world.
What is next for you? What can we look forward to seeing from Will Day in the future?
I continue to strive towards making the world a better place, one painting at a time. I don’t have all the answers. I am open to the unknown, to receiving something; there will always be more. I want to put myself front and center to receive divine miracles and fun stories that will really inspire and help heal people.
You can look forward to seeing more of my exploration through my expression in the upcoming year in a few solo exhibits domestically and internationally. I truly enjoy creating art for the world because I want to pass a narrative of love onto the next generation; to my grandchildren and my great grandchildren.
It’s not a dynasty. It’s a legacy of love. I want them to know we’re not seeking fame and glory. I think we’re seeking authenticity and originality; to express ourselves in ways that are really going to bring about something positive.
To discover more evocative work by Will Day, visit his website at https://www.willdayart.com/.