||(My blog turns 8 years old on July 15! As I have done for past anniversaries, I am republishing the very first post from July 15, 2012.) Q: What does it take to be an artist, especially one living and working in New York?
||Pearls from artists* # 400
||Q: What advice would you give to up and coming artists, as well as experienced artists, who want to reach the level of publicity and notoriety that you have achieved?
||Q: Do you have an essential philosophy that guides you in your creative expression?
||Pearls from artists* # 209
||Q: Do you have any essential words that you live by?
||Pearls from artists* # 53
||Q: Why do you need to use a photograph as a reference source to make a pastel painting?