Art is not easy. We deal with self-doubt, rejection and competition. Having the community of other artists helps me get through the uncertainty, knowing I’m not alone in the hard stuff, and celebrating our successes together encourages me.
I don’t wait for inspiration. I create as naturally as I breathe. I paint feelings, not things and they become my abstracts. For me, creating is the most direct route to the universal creative flow. Its energy that flows into me, where I can put my own mark on it, and let it continue into the universe. I think that flow continues as viewers interact with my artwork, making it part of their own experience. That’s how I pay it forward.