Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mechanical Turk Art Review #12

This is a project where I pay workers on Amazon's Mechanical Turk to review my art and website and pay them $5 dollars for 500 words. This is the 12th review I've received:

His skills as an artist are evident in his technical handling of each original painting he created including his understanding of color, texture and medium to achieve a feeling and look that represented the layered imagination of young children. He s able to tell a story on canvas from a collection of references and sketches that developed into an expansive body of work that continues to sell in the juvenile wall decor market. I can see he is professional, hard working, and extremely talented. It was a joy to see the art work on the web site. The work was beautiful and his attitude seems very positive. I would work with this artist. Paul Shortt is a true inspiration. His ability to handle multiple complex transactions; his work ethic that won't quit; his understanding of business processes and cultural styles in many foreign countries; and his ability to operate both strategically and tactically are the business skills and qualities which first come to mind when I think of Paul. In a very uncomplicated way he solves the unsolvable problems and avoids the stress in critical artistic situations as a master. We can easyly see that his knowledge is so widespread and he can use all of it in a magnificent way which only he can do. He not only has truly beautiful works in many different styles, but I believe he is a truly lovely person to boot! I often show his works to other artists as examples of how to make they're own arts accessible to most everyone. He is a true inspiration with hie artistic motivation and productivity, talents for business. 

Paul is a true professional in art and business, combining his unique and exquisite talent with a hard-working ethic that reaches far beyond the canvas. Oh my, he can also write, speak and move people with his beautiful, passionate persona. OK, and then, his work also sells. A gallery owners' dream! I love his work. Paul is a unique talent. I have seen the work that he has done for a number of his commercial clients, and it is exceptional. He has the uncommon ability to adapt his output to the environment and sensibilty of each of his client's venues. Moreover, Paul's work as a fine artist is extraordinary. His work is outstanding. It is imaginative, original and innovative. He is professional and responsible, yet still highly creative. I highly recommend him and his work. When you go to his website and see the images of tiles, prints and posters, ranging from elegantly subtle to explosive, but… you haven’t really experienced the work of Paul. 

I encourage everyone to visit an event or gallery in which you can get your hands on a piece of Paul’s work, and purchase it. Not just because it is yummy for the soul, not because it will enhance your home or office, not because if you gift it, you will feel twice the joy… because this man is a master. Former President John F. Kennedy stated, "I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his/her vision wherever it takes him/her." You can be part of that freedom. Like the invitation from the Louve”, …at once immense and intimate, I invite you to discover the work of Paul Shortt.