For me… making visual and literary art is about taking risks.
Through those risks, mistakes are made and opportunities to explore and learn are presented.
In my opinion, creating art that is too photorealistic is safe and rather tedious. Technique, texture, form, colour theory, light and dark, and artistic ability still remain evident in my art.
Art that is painterly and ‘imperfect’ is extremely rewarding and in the end intriguing to the artist and viewer. In both writing and visual art, my greatest reward is creating a piece that evokes emotion. The best prize for me as an visual and literary artist is the AH-HA reaction generated by the viewer/reader.