DAILY ART FIX: The Great Fictional Artists of Literature: A Reading List

Art world links which caught my eye…


I have to dispute part of this article. The unnamed author claims “Many writers I know, myself included, fantasize about being able to paint or sculpt. But none of the visual artists I know wish they were writing novels.”

Personally, I’m a visual artist, and I’ve also been trying to write a novel since I was 18 years old.

I did write a non-fiction book, but that’s not the same thing as the world building adventure a novel can be. That’s the kind of novel I’d like to write; it’s the kind of novel I like to read, as well.

Read the article for a list of 10 books which invented a notable artistic character: ELECTRIC LIT – The Great Fictional Artists of Literature: A Reading List


RICHARD BLEDSOE is a visual story teller; a painter of fables and parables. He received his BFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. Richard has been an exhibiting artist for over 25 years, in both the United States and internationally. He lives and paints happily in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife Michele and cat Motorhead. He is the author of Remodern America: How the Renewal of the Arts Will Change the Course of Western Civilization:

Remodernism is not a style of art, it is a form of motivation. We express the universal language of inspired humanity.

We do not imitate what came before. We find in ourselves the same divine essence of love and excitement which has inspired masterpieces throughout history. We are strengthened by drawing on traditions thousands of years old.

We integrate the bold, visionary efforts of the Modern era into a holistic, meaningful expression of contemporary life. Remodernism seeks a humble maturity which heals the fragmentation and contradictions of Modernism, and obliterates the narcissistic lies of Postmodernism.

Remodernism is the return of art as a revelation.


I don’t fundraise off of my blog. I don’t ask for Patreon or Paypal donations. If you’d like to support the Remodern mission, buy a book. Or a painting

Learn more About My Art: Visionary Experience

My wife Michele Bledsoe has written her own inspirational book, Painting, Passion and the Art of Life.


Visit other posts for more commentary on the state of the arts.

Please send any inquiries to info@remodernamerica.com. Thank you!

3 thoughts on “DAILY ART FIX: The Great Fictional Artists of Literature: A Reading List

  1. Oscar! I love Mr. Wilde!
    “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.”
    O. W.

  2. Such a great wit! But also recycled what others said. Once his friend made some great comment, and Wilde said, “I wish I had said that.” The friend replied, “You will, Oscar, you will.”

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