This week on the podcast I am excited to present to you my fellow artist, colleague and friend, Robert Kelley. In this episode Robert and I talk about what daily life is like these days for him. He has three children that he helps to support at home and away from home. He also has a mother that suffers from Parkinson's and dementia for whom he is the primary caretaker. Robert gets real about what this has been like.
In this conversation, Robert discusses his addiction to alcohol, and how that piece of his life has affected his artistic journey. He openly shares about his struggles, and when it was time to say “enough is enough” let’s do this art thing. It’s now or never!
Robert is a huge believer in following your path and doing what you love! He always says that if you love to draw animals, DO THAT! If you love to draw plants, DO THAT! You should just DO YOU! We discuss the various traps that artists fall into, and ways that we can continue on doing art for ourselves.
Lastly, Robert shares about being a person of service, and how it is one of his greatest joys to just give back to others. It is his true passion to give back as much as he can to those around him. We can all learn so much from him, and I am excited for you to listen to his interview!