Professional artist for 25 years, apprentice of Chester Fields, BA Finance, Passion for Science &Philosophy
In his early teens Mike Fields studied under his father, Chester Fields, learning technique and design. His father emphasized the importance of composition, proportion and attention to detail throughout his tutorship.
With time and consideration, Mike Fields breathes life into his creations, developing his skills with each precise movement of his instrument. Quality workmanship is never compromised in order to release a new piece into the marketplace before Mike Fields believes it is ready—his original masters require 500 to 2000 hours to complete, and each new composition demands more attention to meet his growing expectations.
Mike’s personal journey with art mirrors his path through life. “I am becoming at peace with the discontent that drives me forward in my life and my career. I am constantly seeking to improve my work and my character. Since childhood, I have been seeking answers to the deep questions that are at the heart of us all and have not been deterred by the answers that are so readily available. This inquiry into truth has added a depth of meaning, peace and an appreciation for life that I could not have found any other way.”
Mike’s deep inquiry into style, culture, and methodologies transcends his work into powerful, well-executed pieces. Mike Fields believes art comes in many forms and surrounds us at all times in our daily life. “The very seeing of beauty is an art. It is from this source that I am gaining a deeper inspiration and am forever humbled.”
Mike’s attitude towards sculpture art
“There seems to be subjective as well as objective qualities to art. Although art is subjective in its nature, I believe objective qualities such as attention to craftsmanship and the depth of thought that go into a work are necessary to support the power of the piece. I am only beginning to understand that art is much more than mastery of technique. A painting or sculpture can be well executed, yet have no depth of meaning, vitality or emotion. I believe the true challenge to an artist is to bring the work to life and move the viewer.”
Mike Fields is entering Phase II of his career, focusing on creating art that satisfies an underlying aesthetic demand for sensuality, balance, simplicity and beauty. He intends to have several phases of his career, each focusing on a different primary expression. In a later phase he will focus on creating art that has a deep message.
“I am still discovering what I would like to express through my work and how I would like to convey it. Art offers a rare opportunity to share a point of view—aesthetically or intellectually—with others, which may be difficult to express through other means. I would like to focus on this ability of art in my future work.”