Americans are forgetful people, or so it would seem. And yet, what we think we are, and what we remember, is more often than not, more myth than fact.
Stephen Remick is a painter. He is a successful painter.
How do we, as painters, generally define success? Well, based on conversations with other painters, they sometimes define their success as artists based on how many pieces they’ve sold.
So, based on that, we can unequivocally say that Stephen “Steve” Remick is a success. He is also a successful businessman having owned and operated a painting contracting business for about 30 years. Life was good. It wasn’t without its ups and downs. And then came the COVID-19 pandemic and things started to change; not just for Remick, but for all of us.
Artists are classically introverts who isolate themselves in their studios to pursue their voice, their passion and their practice. But artists also tend to be self-sufficient, as well as self-employed; and, a lucky few could also be perceived as self-assured…