“Mr. Obetz, the Fort Myers artist known for celebrating “forgotten beauty found,” was initially an NFT skeptic, thinking the new format as a hyped-up, get-rich-quick scheme to spend crypto dollars and lose the meaning and message behind his paintings.
‘How do I, at 54 and not computer literate, develop this new skill set?” he remembers pondering. “I wasn’t going to change who I was to be part of NFTs. I wanted to figure out how to take my paintings, which are original and unique, to this new format and still carry the voice of my original intentions. NFTs, based on real art, are part of my storytelling now. It expanded my personal art to another creative voice and another audience of emerging young art collectors learning how to collect and trade art.’”
Above is an excerpt from a new Fort Myers Florida Weekly article from author Nanci Theoret. Exploring the emerging world of NFTs, Nancy gets an insider opinion from fine artist and NFT creator, Christopher Obetz. Click the link below to read the full story now!