To make art takes courage – Matisse was a wise man…. and to show art takes more courage…. (that’s my point of view). Sometimes I think we artists like the pain of having to show that which is precious to you and which you dreamt about, and then, there are always the unbridled viewpoints of the not so enlightened slightly intoxicated viewers at openings who can say something(s) which can really hurt….. can smash your artist heart….
Don’t let it keep you down my artist friend…. art critics and viewers who think they are are so very fickle – today they like your work, tomorrow it is not good enough….. ENJOY your art…. make art for yourself. Then appreciation will come