I think most Artists can relate to this. We begin our love for art, drawing, and maybe painting in a small space. For me I sat in my bedroom as a young teenager with an easel painting with oils. Hours would go by trying to perfect the likeness of a portrait. I never dreamed how much more complicated it could be as years went by. What direction should I take. Am I a landscape or portrait artist. I experimented with every style of painting. It wasn't until years later that the ah Ha moment happened. An Art professor David Zaig gave me some good advice after seeing my eclectic collection of work. He advised me to take one of my favorite paintings and do 10 in that style. It was an easy decision, I picked an abstract. Although I was not trained in abstract painting at the time, it came easy. This was about 20 years ago, I have since evolved full circle now back to figural abstract faces of various cultures, tribes or beings. I'm still not quite sure where it will take me. I have been influenced by relationships over the years and how my emotions guided me.
It is an exciting time to have broken away from painting minimalist abstraction. This new audience I've attracted seems to be quite excited with my latest work. Only time will tell how this will grow. I am seeking for the first time Galleries out of state and drawing interest on social media. I will announce my accomplishments as I submit to various calls to artists.
I hope to hear from you soon. Nancy