I have asked myself this question often since starting this artblog. Those I want to reach, I suppose, are those “in the boat” with me. So parents out there whose lives have been taken over for the foreseeable future, tell me how you are handling life. No need to be an artist; how do you keep your essential self? I do not give all of myself into being a mother. I think that is the surest way (for me) to be a terrible parent. I need to retain me in order to be authentic. I think its great for the kids to see me in more than one dimension; just as I was impressed as a child that my mother wrote poetry and my father could put an extra room on the house.
Another answer to that question is, everyone! To create is one thing but to share it is quite another. To make my images public- whether five people or fifty people see them is part of this artist gig. I reach for a higher finish than if they’re just for me. Let me tell you a secret…..if I painted only for myself they would rarely be finished. The last stage of my paintings are for the viewer because when I look at a half finished painting, I already see it. But I want you to be able to see it too.