In the midst of these voices, I received an email from Materese Roche who is a gifted artist from Bucks County who happened to fall in love with Truman . She purchased him and wrote me later. I am sharing a portion below.
"Truman is proudly hanging in my kitchen (away from the stove, etc.) he is stunning and I smile every time I look at him.
I hate pastel - both as a medium to work with and 99% of what I see - meh . . . I also really don’t like animal art. But YOUR work is in a league of it’s own. I don’t say that lightly nor am I giving false praise in any manner. You have a beautiful talent, and I will call you an artist - you are more than a painter - you have the gift. "
I think it is a good time to stop listening to the gremlins! I wonder how many of us doubt ourselves.
By the way, high quality giclees of Truman are available from North Penn Art
Pastel on paper