I admire those artists who have achieved photo realism; however I also love art which just makes me happy, paintings which are colourful, with great use of light and shade (the more 3D a painting looks the better), and that makes me FEEL something!
I have been exhibiting locally for several years, involved in about a dozen exhibitions so far. I can remember my surprise, after just my first or second joint exhibition, when the local librarian at the time suggested I have an art exhibiton of my own, a solo exhibition! I was touched by her faith in my artistic ability, however back then I was too overwhelmed with motherhood to spend much time on developing my own talents.
There is so much to paint, so many things I want to try! However sometimes I don't paint for weeks, due to feelings of inadequacy. What finally makes me pick up a paintbrush might be a looming deadline, eg a joint art exhibition or the Brigalow Arts Festival."