When you paint, you don’t use your brain; you use your feelings. — Bill Alexander
You can’t miss Bill’s passion for art, can you? In fact, you can see his passion in almost every video he filmed.
It wasn’t just a passion for art, though. Bill’s passion for his fans was evident. He believed learning to paint helped you realize the potential you have for greatness in you.
Scientists have shown there is something about the creative process. It seems to stimulate areas of the brain. It even creates new brain cells.
We know this happens with people who play musical instruments. It’s not just the process of learning the fingering of an instrument. It’s not just being able to read notes on a sheet of manuscript. New connections form in the brain that helps us in other areas of our life. We become more insightful. We have a happier outlook on life.
I used to take piano lessons from a jazz pianist who records for Concord. I’ve been to many of his shows. During a lesson one morning I mentioned to him how happy he looked when he was on stage. He smiled and joked with the audience for the entire two hours of his performance.
Wouldn’t it be great, I thought if every one of us could be that way when we worked at our regular jobs. I don’t mean being pleasant with our fellow workers. I mean being genuinely joyous and happy to be where we are, doing what we’re doing.
There is an excitement that comes from inner joy. You see it in Bill in his videos.
And you know what?
You can feel like that not only at the canvas. You can feel like that every waking moment of our life.
But you’ve got to start.
You’ve got to pick up that paint brush and head for the canvas.
Only then will you feel the passion and excitement that Bill shows at the canvas. If you ever had the opportunity to take a lesson from Bill, you know what I’m talking about. You couldn’t leave one of his classes without being excited for the next one. Heck, excited about waking up the next day knowing you are an artist!
Bill is no longer with us, but his spirit lives on in his videos and the courses on our website.
Our promise to Bill before died was that we’d continue his work. We take that commitment very seriously.
As a member of Alexander Art, you have access to a library of over two hundred of Bill’s videos. We have two hundred more videos of the artists he featured on his Emmy award-winning television show, “The Magic of Oil Painting.” Join us won’t you? Let us help you find passion in your life and become the artist you’ve always wanted to be.