It seems like yesterday when I started the first issue of the magazine, since then my life has changed a lot, my feeling towards art is very different from when I started, when many friends ask me I always tell them the same thing, dedication, a lot of dedication. I have been passionate about art since I was young, and when I started my career in advertising and trained as a graphic designer, I discovered that I had being an artist deep inside me. As my career gained momentum from the many awards I received, I made the leap to become an art director. Art was already guiding me to teach me what I really needed to do. Months after launching the first issue of the magazine, in March 2017, I felt very lost because I wanted to change the way people perceived art. I wanted it to stand out!
Later on, it made me want even more to discover the dark worlds that many assume are behind this small world. I wanted to find these new artists that no one knew, to give them the chance they never gave me and that I only earned through dedication and improvement. I did not want to design a magazine without soul that would bore the reader. It’s true that the evolution has been enormous, because over time I have created something unique and insurmountable that has its own essence and identity.
It has been a long journey in a short time, even if sometimes I look back and think about it, in the end I am left with only the realization of how good The Guide Artists is for me. It’s everything, everything in my personal life, everything in my professional life. I met the love of my life thanks to art, thanks to The Guide Artists.
My journey has always been with you, dear artist friends, people who, like me, strive to better themselves. Because in the end, life teaches you about good experiences and not just about bad ideas we put in our heads. That my path is to make art flourish by investing a lot of time, dedication and love into it. I thank life for making me understand that everything is simpler in the end and that you just have to figure out what is best for you. Mine is art and yours? Let ́s begin!
Ramón A.Olivares | Founder & Editor in chief