© ted simmering 2019
More recently & pleasantly, at an Oconomowoc WI show a woman viewed my booth. She looked at all of my paintings, smiled & said “So much energy & so calming at the same time.” I think she really got it. I smiled too!
Last year, at a Lake Forest IL show a woman studied each painting in my booth. Then she did it again, very carefully viewing each piece, a second time. As she left my booth, she paused, turned and said “So many lives lived.”
I think she saw, felt and appreciated the journey and discovery I find in the studio creating each painting.
I’ve received varied & unique responses to my artwork.
A few years ago at an outdoor art show in
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA, a young man with long dark hair, looking very much as
I would imagine Rasputin came into my booth.
He clenched his jaw, then his fists,
amped up, repeated these sets 3 or 4 times.
With each set came an intense look, back & forth,
at me and my artwork, then he said
“This is Perspectivism!!” The clenched his teeth
And fists one last time and said
“You stole it from Picasso!” he spun and left.