Mentors on my journey of art discovery.
From Mitzi Smith, who qualified as a graphic artist and who is also a talented ceramicist and painter; I learnt that an artist has to be playful to be able to create. And never to take herself too seriously.
A sense of humour is helpful as was the odd drop of absinthe to the French Impressionists I’m sure … I confess that I’ve tried a modern day version of “The green fairy. ” Of course lacking the primary narcotic ingredient, to help unleash some creative magic – Alas! To no avail!
Mitzi taught me that your journey as an artist has to be one of a student that never graduates. You will never know enough, and you will never achieve perfection.
To appease Mitzi’s adventurous spirit, there will always be new frontiers for her to conquer; her art is alive and forever evolving. Mitzi is continuously trying out and experimenting with new techniques and mediums. She loves to break the rules, i.e. pouring incompatible oil and water based mediums onto a canvas just to see what the outcome will be.