I’ve been addicted to painting for over thirty years. (Maybe it’s a disease! 😉 )
I’m constantly experimenting and trying to grow as an artist. If you’re a young artist and feel completely undervalued and overlooked, don’t be discouraged. I’ll turn 54 in a few days and have learned that the love for art itself is enough. The love will get you through the long journey of creative expression and self discovery. It’s important to remember that van Gogh only painted for about ten years and never achieved acceptance in the art world during his lifetime. We should all be grateful for a full lifetime of colors, forms, textures and magic. If there should be any unhappiness, it’s probably just the effect of what Freud called the ‘id,’ or what Eckhart Tolle calls the ‘pain body,’ or some form of profound discouragement. Take heart, you’ll bounce back when all is rooted in love.