Cat in a Dress

This welcome message is dedicated to people who think they have no art talent.

Remember when you were little and believed you could draw anything? You didn’t know horses weren’t purple and roses had no stripes. You drew pictures for the simple pleasure of making marks.

Then you grew up. You swapped your creative naïveté for some semblance of adult sophistication. By this time, you firmly believed that art was for other people — the lucky ones having been born with an art gene.

It’s not true.

If you long for those playful days, grab a crayon and draw something impossible. Invite your inner child to have a little fun.

Stop telling yourself you can’t art.

Art is more than mindless play. Every pencil line or swipe of charcoal has the power to transform your inner critic. Instead of discouraging you from trying new things you can use your critical thinking to appreciate your work and decide what to improve on next.

Van Gogh said it best:

“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”

Thanks for visiting. I hope something here inspires you to pick up a pencil or paintbrush.

To see more of my work, click on Gallery in the main menu.

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“Business as Usual” – Acrylic and oil pastel on paper