July 2015

As artists we paint what we see.  In the visual arts this, of course, makes sense.  But we see things many different ways and my art comes from the various things and ways I see.  I remember being told the old art adage, " Paint what you know."  And this makes powerful sense.  Creation of Art is such an intense thing, pulling something from nothing.  This is not easy, if done well.  If you paint things you don't know intimately then you run the serious risk of painting only superficial art, postcards from travels to places we don't understand.  You