|c. 18 x 24"/Pastel and charcoal on paper/"Mixed Messages"(Detail)|
I think I now know myself much better as a painter. I think I'm still "inner directed" (to borrow a turn of words from The Lonely Crowd, David Riesmann's book of many years ago) and also open to hearing the observations of others whether accomplished practitioners or totally new to looking at art. Other voices can only contribute to the work which means, I guess, that it isn't entirely mine and that's an exciting thing to consider!