Artist Confessions…..

I have a confession to make…..

As an artist, the questions I hate most are:

  • Who influences your art?
  • Who is your inspiration?
  • What artists have defined you?

My answer is not ego based. And all apologies to all the students of art. But if I’m honest. No one.

I’m not a student of art, I’m not a student of art history. I don’t really move in the circles of art.

My work is my own. Period. My “art” back ground extends as far as high school. Unless you count my 3 years as a nude art model in college. And trust me, few people count that. At the end of the day, people ask me, are you:

An expressionist?
An impressionist?
A modernist?

My answer is simple. I’m a realist. I paint what I see. It’s far different than what most people see. Thank god. It sets me apart. I was crossed eyed, dyslexic and far sighted. What a gift.

Ran