When people hear that I paint, the reaction ranges from 'watercolours?' or 'you should just paint flowers' to 'why don't you make your work more commercial', 'do you ever do landscapes'. In my  head my response is something very much like this...

 

I'm not going to paint things because it fits in with expectation and perception.  I paint to express myself, and interpret the physical and social environments we find ourselves occupying. I explored this theory heavilly in my work. Click here for more about 'the shoulds'

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