When you ask Tyrim Brash what he does, he will say, “I am a painter primarily.” But in addition to being a visual artist, he’s a fashion designer who creates silk scarf clothing derived from his artwork.

“I choose to not to limit myself to art because not everyone understands or takes a liking to art so I take it upon myself to extend my creativity and passions onto other mediums to ultimately reach a broader demographic with my art,” he share.

Read what else he has to say.

How do you stay at the leading edge of your craft?
By never losing sight of the generations i aspire to influence, how much morality in peoples lives I want to affect, and keeping in mind that my overall goal is to be one of the most influential artists that ever lived.

Do you think that there are any widely held misconceptions about art and/or artists? If so, what are they and how do you work to dispel them?
Yes, I think that some people misconstrue art for something you have to have good schooling to be good at, and also people get the idea that you can only become an successful artist when your deceased. Well I am a self-taught artist in all my craft. So, I feel as I do well at expressing my art the notion that you need good schooling to do well with art gets dispelled. And, I feel if you giving the world no choice but to view your art and your doing all you can to shove it in their face and its good then that in return will bring you success while your alive.