Nici Le Gear
Hi, I’m Nici, an emerging artist from Limerick. This is my story of why I became an artist. Like many I had toyed with the idea of selling my art for a long time. However, I found I always had an excuse not to do it. What pushed me in the end was losing someone suddenly and way before their time. It made me think – what am I waiting for? I may not be here next year so I should do it now! I signed up for my first market with 10 days notice. This allowed me not to think at all!
I am an artist because life is too short, and art is a timeless vessel that carries our emotions and stories long after we are gone. Being an artist allows me to embrace the preciousness of the present moment. It serves as a constant reminder to seize the day, to pursue our passions relentlessly, and to leave behind a legacy that transcends our own mortality.
Losing someone close to us is an experience that awakens the dormant emotions hidden deep within our souls. It forces us to confront the ephemeral nature of our time on this earth, compelling us to reassess our priorities and question the paths we have chosen. I came to realize that life is too precious to be wasted on trivial pursuits and unfulfilled dreams.
Creating art allowed me to embrace the beauty of impermanence. It taught me to cherish the fleeting moments, the delicate interplay of light and shadow, and the intricate details that often go unnoticed.
Art has an extraordinary ability to evoke emotions, spark conversations, and bridge the gaps that divide us. Through my creations, I found a way to share my innermost thoughts and experiences, in the hopes of touching someone else’s heart, offering solace, or even inspiring a sense of awe.
I am an artist because life is too short, and art is a timeless vessel that carries our emotions and stories long after we are gone.