Steve’s and I take what appears to be quite a quite different approach to how we create our art. However frequent discussions have revealed more similarities than differences in the thought and methods that are the basis of our work. To teach others we have both struggled with first understanding how we create our art and then how to explain it to others. This was an opportunity to share and reinforce the core elements of our work and teaching.
My presentations also aim:
To deconstruct the process into steps from reference selection to finished work into manageable stages and then into simple tasks with few variables.
To dispel the myth of the ‘gifted artist’ or ‘God given talent’. I do this by telling my story and that of my students with examples of our humble – ‘apparent gift less’ beginnings and what we have achieved.