“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” -Van Gogh
and so I am. it is very therapeutic.
you can probably tell from my painting that I am a fan of modern art, abstract art .. the kind of art that you interpret for yourself. there are paintings that stop me in my tracks and reach inside my chest and grab my heart in a deep, visceral way.
whenever I’m admiring paintings in galleries, I hear it: “I could do that”, “they just threw paint on canvas”, “anyone could do that”, “how is that art” .. it’s easy to tell that the voices have never actually tried it themselves. if you saw what the painting looked like in my head – and compared it to the result – you’d know why.