Why do I paint women? It's a question I still get forty years into my career. I answered questions in this mini-documentary almost 20 years ago as a part of the television show Eros. The answers I gave are still valid today. My response today is more complex and nuanced due
I believe in the importance of formal art education. However not everyone has the time nor the means to do so.
You shouldn't copy photographs as an artist because everyone can tell that you're just copying a photograph. Photographs can be traced, projected and made to look like a drawing using software. Anyone serious about being an artist should avoid it completely. Other Videos
Be professional and price your work fairly, not too high and certainly not to low. Stick to your prices for one year and review them annually. Most art prices either stay the same or go up. Art prices should never go down.
Creativity doesn't survive in chaos. As artists we need to create large tracks of time in which peace exists.
Igniting the creative flame within requires us to let go of the known and venture into the unknown. Learning to let go is one of the greatest secrets of living a fully creative life.