The very first Demo class that I took with Samantha DaSilva I remember seeing abstract through her eyes. I always had this mpression that abstract was disjointed faces, lines, harsh colors. When I saw Sam's, a whole new world opened up for me. It was as if it was meant to be.
After the Demo was finished, I just was compelled to go and talk to her. I asked her "When can a person call themselves an artist?" Her answer to me was " As soon as you start selling your artwork you become an Artist". She couldn't have given a better answer than that! I had sold my art many times. I hadn't done any abstract but I had sold many of my decorative art pieces.
The very next day I registered for my first abstract class with Sam. I loved it! I loved her! It was more than I could have hoped and it was the rebirth of my creativity. What a blessing this has been.
To this date I am guessing I have sold at least 40 of my painings. It is exciting, and thrilling to know that my art is being enjoyed by others. What a blessing! And guess what! I AM AN ARTIST!!!!!! :)