I'm amused when I see that an artist is going to talk. I thought that the talking was complete once the artist completes his/her creation. Who does it serve to hear the artist describe which mix of drinks & drugs, or divine inspiration caused his/her project to come to life. Come on. If you like the work, buy it. Have you ever been to an artist's talk where the artist explains his/her creations in terms of chance, happenstance, unintended commingling? "Actually I meant for that blue square to drip into the yellow circle so as to cause a corresponding green trail to gravitate ever so slowly to the southeast edge of the canvas." Yeah, he/she meant for that to happen. Granted, there are exquisite pieces that rival photographic perfection, but what is the point in that? The display of technical skill is interesting, fascinating, and sometimes, overwhelming, but is that what my buyers want? Not having an MFA can be an advantage. I don't know what I cannot do, therefore, all avenues are equally approachable. Well, if you want to hear this artist talk, buy my art, pay my expenses, plus a healthy stipend, honorarium, or per diem.
Vietnam Era Vet, Painter, Professional Husband & Father