Whenever I have made strides in my life it seems I have had to defy some circumstance, some concept or just the status quo. The Defiant One is a self portrait of me when I am succeeding. It's a message from my heart.
If you want to do something or be something and feel stopped in your tracks because so and so says this or that. Just realize that you don't need to agree with that.
When I started painting my own artist Father laughed at me. He thought it was "cute" that I wanted to do this. Well...... he eventually came around,
Society mocked me and I heard that this was a very precarious path. I decided to fly against the wind. To follow my purpose.
I knew I could do it!
I then proceeded to sell over 350 of my own original paintings in a ten year period!
Thank you for reading my Artist Statement about the Defiant One.
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