Why artists become Artists

WHY ARTISTS BECOME ARTISTS ?   One of the most interesting aspects about art is understanding the why and the how of “becoming” an artist. There is a myth that artists are somehow born knowing that they are artists, or that some event occurs in their lives that causes them to become artists, or that artists starve to create, artists are misunderstood, artists are creative undisciplined types who could only ever be artists, etc.

I have met many artists  and I have found that very few of them meet the common stereotypes. It has been suggested that all of us at one point or another produced what can arguably be called “art”. We seek image making to be a form of communication and pleasure. to follow article

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“Every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up..”

(Pablo Picasso)

“To be an artist is to believe in life” 

(Henry Moore)

An Introduction of Sunil Vilas


I discovered my natural gift in Art from very early age this than lead me to progress further with the influence of  my father, who was a professional photographer and an artist,  later followed by my art teacher at public senior school 1974 – Sherrardswood School (Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire UK ) encourage me to follow my heart and desires, which later led to my professional qualifications in the field of commercial art, Graphic Designers and Technical Illustrator.

svilas1 small1980 – 1983 – After completing studies return to Zambia, established an advertising agency working with two major clients exclusively – Standard Bank (Zambia) and Royal Swazi Airways to develop their advertising campaigns. Also working in family business as the managing Director Photo Art Centre & Photo Art International (Zambia Limited)

1984 – Founded & established family gallery based in the World’s First Garden City, UK and develop my role as the Creative Director , curator & now as a an agent for artists at ICAS – Vilas Fine Art planning International exhibitions, overview the development of International Arts, bringing together an eclectic art collection  from around the world, available to viewed in our current ICAS – Vilas Fine Art exhibitions. 

“What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing: you wouldn’t be an artist if you didn’t want to share an experience, a thought”

(David Hockney)


It gives me great pleasure to introduced to you, our ICAS portfolio of gallery artists they include both established and emerging talented artists. We promote and have works in stock by renowned sculptors, artists, potters & craftsman – John W. Mills, Alan M Hunt,  Katya Gridneva, David Sawyer,  Jill Barthorpe, Domy Reiter-Soffer, Gordon King, Richard Bolton, David Flower, Andrew Smith, Antony Ellis,  Anne Farrall Doyle, Hillary Simms, Kishore Pritam Biswas, Regina Noakes, Lisa Wendt, Helen Nottage, Jeff Childs, Dattatraya Padekar, Norik Dilanchyan, Rob Ford, Charles Newington, Lara Aldridge, Mark Clark, Promilla Luthra Shaw, Carol Ann Davies, Jane Sleator and Millie Woods Swanepoel

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