Christopher Gallego, Teapot, 1997, Oil on board, 9 x 12 in., Private Collection

“…Copernicus called, and you are not the center of the universe.”

The ego is like a semi-opaque screen that can interfere with a painter’s vision. By taking attention off oneself and the outcome, an artist can connect more deeply with his or her subject while eliminating most of the anxiety that comes with the setbacks.

Christopher Gallego, American, b. 1959, Surf #2, 2016, oil on board, 9 x 12 in., Sold

The Perfect Response to Your Art. And the Worst.

Dear fellow painters…”It looks like a photo”, are not my favorite words either.

Stop Worrying

Artists are a particularly worrisome bunch. We worry about everything,"Is my work good enough, will it be seen and appreciated, am I making any progress, will lesser talents get more recognition, can I ever measure up to the great masters?" 

What advice would you give the person you were ten years ago?

"Internal pressure to sell each piece can easily put the kibosh on experimentation..."