By Carolyn Edlund
What’s Your Dream Destination as an Artist?
Joshua Lance is a lucky young man. He started painting landscapes in New Mexico, but got an opportunity to travel to South Korea to teach English, and also continue his artwork. Josh has been there for ten months, and his job commitment has ended, so he needs to move on, to another international destination.
Although it’s been stressful to deal with a new culture, Josh says that he’s learned “how my environment shapes me.” Working on his painting in Korea has enabled him to do one group show there, his first in a foreign country.
Now he wants to continue his world travels, and reached out recently to ask for a recommendation of great places to travel to continue his art career.
I want to use National Geographic’s spirit and travel to different parts of the world, whether they’re popular or not. I’ll go where it feels right or where I’m needed. I not only want to make a living painting my heart out, I want to help others with their own self-expression too.
Japan is a possibility. Maybe Taiwan. Or Italy, Argentina, or . . . It’s a big decision.
Josh is looking for suggestions. Do you have one?
Where in the world would YOU travel to make art?
If you had no obligations,
If you had enough money to live for six months,
If you could travel anywhere that would inspire you,
Where would you go?
What would you do?
What would you create?