And, they have posed a question that I am having fun asking myself:
Am I an abstract painter?
I have never considered myself to be an abstract painter, although others, looking at my work, have deemed it to be abstract. In fact, what I think about my work is that I paint mostly scenery in an abstract style.
There's always some "there there" (paraphrasing Gertrude Stein) in my paintings, and I still want to maintain that property. But I don't want to give it all away to the viewer. I want the person looking at my work to see more than I've put there, I want to draw them in with their own vision.
Anyway, validation and incentive both. Thanks Green Hill Center for NC Art.
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