An interview regarding Connett’s artistic voyage.
Detailed drawings of Robert Steven Connett will engage you to the point where you will find yourself immersed in his intricate forms. As a self-taught artist, Connett currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He began drawing and painting as a hobby at the age of 27, and gradually after 25 years of art-making, he started his full-time art career.
The Californian embarked on his artistic career when he made the transition from art being a hobby into a full-time job. It was, in fact, a setback that propelled Connett to start his path towards a well-known and respected artist. “The loss of my home and all my art equipment to a fire in 1995 certainly served to push me in that direction,” said Connett. “Working on my art every day, even though it was at night as a hobby while I worked at a day job, eventually led me to the inescapable conclusion that I was not happy with my day work.”
Though it’s a struggle to be a full-time artist, Connett still acknowledges that he is much happier with his work than he was before he turned it into a profession. It’s the process of an artist that truly separates them from the rest. “I never really know what I will have until I get near the end. One thing builds upon another, and the painting grows with each session. That keeps it interesting for me all the way through,” revealed Connett. “The confidence builds as the painting builds. I enjoy my work immensely. However, I go through agonies and ecstasies before I get to the finish line.”