How to find inspiration for a painting? Where to start? What motivates an artist to paint something?
If you have a genre that you paint how do you keep finding new opportunities within that genre? As a professional you must constantly find a subject that will be of interest to your patrons! Is it the history of clipper ships racing from Fouchow ( Fuzhou, China) to deliver valuable tea to England? A stormy, moody sky that you feel would compliment a hard working fish boat? A dreamy romantic view of that oh so familiar watery city called Venice?
My talk was presented to the Richmond Artists Guild in the Cultural Centre – a varied, well experienced, caring group of artists who take their work seriously.