Thursday, July 20, 2017


Most people are painting a picture of themselves they want you to see. Some paint what's appealing, others paint exactly who they are. I enjoy the people who paint themselves as authentically as they are. 

Do you paint a picture you want others to see or are you truly authentic? 

Kisses, m.

What do you think?

What do you think? It’s lovely. Isn’t it? 

That’s alright you don’t have to be an art critic to have an opinion on art. Seriously tell me what you think. 

It’s important that you remain objective though. 

Excuse me? As a matter of fact it… yes I am the artist. 

I’ve been painting since I was five years old. In fact, my first painting was a kitten that looked a bit like a dog sitting next to a ball of yarn shaped like a square. The colors were all wrong too. Can you believe that? 

You can. I see. If you don’t mind my asking, what do you mean by that comment? Oh, you’re absolutely right. Everyone does have to start somewhere. Ain’t that the truth of it? 

Thirteen years ago is when I decided I wanted to do this professionally. Progression? You might say there is a lot of progression in my work. There’s a piece on the wall behind you that is at least eight years old. 

Look at that one. Now look at this one then tell me what you see. 

No, not at all. I don’t want a critic’s voice. If I did, I could ask that man over there. 

Who?! He’s a writer for the Post. He crucifies painters and eats their insides for breakfast. For being an art critic he rarely appreciates anything artistic. As a matter of fact, he didn’t think too highly of my last showing a year ago. It was at this tiny place in Brooklyn. And not only did he manage to attack my work, he found a way to butcher the gallery in the same three line critique.

Touchy? You might say I’m a little sensitive. But you like the work, don’t you? 

Really, tell me what you think.

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