As a painter you soon realise that not everyone likes your paintings. Some people like best the one you were just about to tear up and put in the bin.
Soon you have to come to terms with the strong words 'accepted' and 'rejected' from galleries and exhibitions. Initially this is quite unnerving and can easily make you feel like giving up. But, then comes along a special treat.
In the same week that I won a prize at an Open Exhibition, I received through the post a letter informing me that both my entries had been 'rejected'.
We keep going forward!.