Monthly Archives: November 2022

Who you have always been

In a recent conversation with a fellow artist, I lamented the fact that I couldn’t paint like artist X or artist Y. I think most of us have these feelings of jealousy mixed with aspiration towards certain artists whose work we admire. But then my friend said something that I found quite profound: You are not that artist.

Rapture, 9×12″

Of course this is true, on a literal level. But it is also true on a spiritual level. I am of the belief that meaningful art can only come from a place that is personal.

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