Artist Talk

I recently attended an artist talk in a local gallery. Three artists spoke about their processes, inspiration, significance of their work, etc. It was quite interesting to hear what each had to say. I left asking myself what I would say if asked to give an art talk.

I have given brief speeches during a couple of solo exhibitions before. The direct questions from the audience helped me explain why I painted a certain piece or what stories lie behind some paintings. Most of the time, though, it is difficult to articulate why I painted this or that. Inspiration seldom visits and can be elusive. Committing something to canvas is hard work. For me, talking about it is even harder.

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