Epic Art Quest Blog

This summer I went on an artistic voyage from Orange County all the way up the west coast to Vancouver! My intention was to survive and keep going by selling the art as I created it. I made 71 paintings in 90 days. I sold/bartered/or gifted 68 of them!

With a lot of help from new patrons and old friends, I completed the challenge of my life. I'm a better person and a more accomplished artist. This Blog tells the story. I learned that the Epic Art Quest isn't a specific time frame or trip but a state of mind. I'm forever on the Epic Art Quest!

Epic Art Quest 2018: Europe!

Hey Everyone, Jesse “on the road again” Fortune here checking in from the road. After a few days of traveling i’m settled at Keystone-House Hostel in London.  Today’s my birthday and I’m ready to start…

Monument Valley “Party at the Moon Tower”

“A Murder of Crows Led the Way…” We had visitors this morning.  Crows, a Murder of Crows floating on today’s challenge.The  Wind.  The spirits thought maybe, “hey, it’s their last day, lets test them.  And…

Monument Valley “Enter the Spirit Realm”

Thunderbird In my morning meditation, I saw a Thunderbird.  Later that day it welcomed me into the Spirit Realm. Thanks for reading the Epic Art Quest Blog! Please Click Like, Share or Leave a Comment…

Monument Valley “Magnificent 6”

The Magnificent 6 “Mount Up” Today we rolled into valley floor.  The “road” is a 17-mile loop that winds its way around one of the “Buttes”.  Most vehicles could pass, even though it did rain…

Monument Valley “Intro”

Let the Fun Begin Today we finally arrived! 11 Hour Total Drive time. Last night we posted in up on Historic Route 66 in a cozy little “town”, Williams Arizona.  From our bed and breakfast…

The Process of Passion

An Inside Look at the Process of Passion Every once in a while, I level up.  I make a piece that exceeds my own expectations.  It doesn’t happen everytime. But when it does, it feels…

Damn Near Ned!

A Much Needed Change in Elevation! I’ve had the pleasure of frequently visiting CO, for the last 16 years.  A good friend and fellow artist lives in Boulder County. His incredible view and house stands…

Back Bay, Newport Beach, CA

Good Times Painting in the Back Bay! Gorgeous Weather! Made this painting alongside my painting compadre: Geoff Winnie! The Back Bay Nature Reserve is a great place to walk, paddle board, bird watch, ride horses,…

Epic Art Quest Pilot Webisode.

Epic Art Quest Pilot Webisode featuring guest artist Phil Roberts! In the summer of 2015 I embarked on the initial Epic Art Quest. The idea was better than my camera and editing skills. Since then…

6th St. Bridge Demise

6th St. Bridge Demise I’ve recently been working on my new series “Urban Fortunism”.  Works depicting the energy of the emerging scene in DTLA.  This weeks Epic Art Quest Webisode describes the process of urban…