With this in mind, I want to share with you inspiring words from an email I received recently, from a patron about my paintings, my process, and how he feels about art.
I thought his words might inspire both artists and those who appreciate art....
Art is a totally creative process and when done correctly may lean on technique but the outcome is always random based on the time, mood and energy that the artist processes at the time of creation. Your technique of layering makes each creation special and can never be duplicated even if you tried. I completely understand this.
I only wish that people could appreciate what they saw when they viewed a piece of artwork. No matter if you like it or not the piece in front of you is unique and random and is as close to nature as you can get. Everything in life is random and every great masterpiece was the result of random circumstances that led up to that precise time and place equation.
When people surround themselves with copies or blank walls it does not allow them to dream, to understand the magic of life and to aspire to their full greatness as a living example of this magic. If you fill your home with perfectly made furnishings and/or antiseptic environments there is no way to be kind to yourself and in turn open to ideas. The greatest perfection of human beings is their imperfection.
Your story is one that embodies the struggle we all face and I really appreciate you sharing with me your struggle. It will make your painting that much more special.
If you can I would love to see the piece. Not because I want to see it before you send it. I will love it no matter what as I really love your creative process. It would be nice to have a picture of the new, "baby". Maybe art galleries should consider themselves, "adoption centers!"
A piece of art that you live with is like that you know. At first it is your new baby. Then after you live with it you experience it from time to time at different moments and it takes on a richer meaning and eventually is part of the family.
I guess if I ever sold any of my pieces I would want to know it would have a good home!"
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I am so grateful to David for his inspiring words....to be heard is a beautiful thing.
... I love happy endings