Oil colour on 12 oz cotton canvas, 48 x 36″, completed Oct 17 2017
In the ancient world (as in the modern) where frauds and hypocrites abounded, Diogenes demanded that someone, “Show me an honest man!” Well, I cannot show you an honest man, Diogenes, but I can show you an honest painter; a poor painter; an unrecognised artist; and he or she is the one I admire the most. But, then, reality bites… is such a person a mere ideal? Do such artists exist only in my mind? Or is the term “honest man” perhaps simply a synonym for “fool”?