By Marion Boddy-Evans
Sheri said: “I was also in art school and attacked for not painting ‘pretty art’. I thought it was ridiculous for the other students to make these remarks and to judge me in this way. It bothered me for a long time, but finally I just told them, if you don’t like it, don’t look at it.
“They seemed to look at it more after this, gaining a more curious attitude as to why I painted ‘depressing’ art and where it came from within me. Actually it was the smartest thing I ever said in art school and opened up a new venue for criticism.”
Don’t lose faith because some other students can’t relate to your work. After all, they are not who you are there to impress, you should be there to express who and what you are about, to learn and to experiment. I applaud you for being yourself.