We had the good fortune of connecting with Joseph Liberti and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Joseph, Let’s talk about principles and values – what matters to you most?
Integrity is the value that guides me. I aim to have what I say and do express my authentic self. When I express myself in visual art or music I strive to create authentic art from my heart and spirit, – not trying to be someone or something else to gain approval. When I live my truth moment to moment I am most peaceful, creative and loving.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I create digital art that expresses my emotional and spiritual experience of the nature I love.
My work celebrates and reveres nature and the spirit that is within all life. There is an unspoken spirituality in my art and a call to the soul. I am inspired by the poetry of Mary Oliver:
“… all beautiful things, inherently, have this function— to excite the viewers toward sublime thought. Glory to the world, that good teacher.”
What I am proud of is my courage to have declare myself an artist a little over a year go. I am proud of how quickly and constantly my art has improved from the constant study and work I put in. I am also excited to be selling art and to be booked for my first gallery art show.
I am an eternal optimist and lifetime learner. I see challenges as another opportunity to learn and grow. My lessons? The difference between hope and despair is a good nights sleep. Never quit! Do it over until you get it right.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take my best friend visitor to hiking in the many spectacular places Garden Of The Gods park provides. I would take them hiking in Mueller park and at Rampart Range reservoir with stops at spectacular views of Pike’s Peak. We would have take out lunch provided by Joanie’s Deli in Woodland Park. We’d take highway 50 through the canyon and hang out in Salida.
Together we would visit Denver art gallery, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Kreuser Gallery and G44 Gallery. We’d definitely do Mexican food at Crytal Park Cantina for dinner and do lunch at Provecho on Centennial.
I would take him or her to Dazzle for some Denver Jazz, to ENT center for a music or dance performance and take in Motif Jazz club in Colorado Springs.
I would introduce him to my artist and music friends and hangout with some dear neighbor friends. And maybe we would even get to jam with fellow musicians.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are so many people who have supported me and I am so grateful. My wife Carol Dickerson is an excellent abstract painter. Carol has given me feedback and support that has helped to develop my skill in producing digital art and marketing my art I can count on her to tell me the truth wether I like it or not.. Suz Stoval is a standout abstract painter in Colorado Springs who has given me encouragement to keep going. And, Abigail Kreuser, artist and owner of Kreuser gallery in Colorado Springs has worked with me to improve my digital art and be successful selling my art.
I am also a professional flutist and there are many similarities between the two disciplines that help me. There isn’t a day when I don’t say a silent thanks to Karen Morsch flute instructor or Cully Joyce jazz instructor for things I learned. My dear friend drummer Dick Cunico demonstrated how to work as a pro musician and my dear friend jazz guitarist Mike, Sunjka’s support gave me the confidence to play jazz at a high-level.