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Karen Winters of La Canada Flintridge stands in front of her oil painting, a special award winner, at the Montrose Art Walk on May 18, 2013.
Bilbo Baggins May 19, 2013 at 04:12 pm
I must say that I do not usually comment on articles online. in fact, this is the first time in aRead More long career. But I felt I needed to call this woman out on her horrible attitude. I witnessed a very kind, gentle man asking this woman if he could take a picture of one of her paintings. She aggressively asked him, "Why? What was the reason?" The man responded that he simply wanted to show his wife. She acquiesced and then launched into a diatribe about how some people actually "have the nerve" to ask her to take a picture of her work because they want to go home and take a swing at reproducing it. This woman's attitude is abhorent. It is so unbelievably ungenerous that I find it hard to believe she is an artist (and a middling one at that). I happen to be a filmmaker. And yes, humbly, my work is known internationally. What I have always held dear is that artists and their work are meant to encourage, to motivate, to inspire, to uplift the human condition and above all, to be generous. That is being a true artist. If a person wants to take a picture of something she has created and is then inspired enough to want to attempt to reproduce it, that should be enough. Filmmakers borrow from other filmmakers work all the time. And painters and photographers do as well. The singular vanity and selfishness of this woman caused me shame as an artist. Not because she isn't trying to ply her trade to the best of her ability, but because she wanted to close the door on others perhaps wanting to do so. This woman should not be lauded. She should be ashamed. Her actions were disgusting. And I suspect that in life, her lack of generosity will cause her to forever fail in achieving that which she desires the most...to be a true artist.
ROBERT E. FISHBACK February 23, 2013 at 11:51 am
How could I find pleasure in watching a jaded and immoral industry that, in the midst of horribleRead More gun atrocities, released a movie titled SHOT THROUGH THE HEAD.
Nicole Charky October 12, 2012 at 11:42 am
Thanks, Chuck. I appreciate it! I went ahead and made the fix. It's this Saturday, Oct. 13.
chuck weiss October 12, 2012 at 12:36 pm
Thanks Nicole, I might show up! (depends on when I get out of work Saturday night)
Tanya Ohanian October 12, 2012 at 05:32 pm
Count me in!
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