These texts have art as a common theme, but it can be any form of art. Some deal with painting, some with poetry and some with fiction writing in general. What they all share is the perspective of a poet and painter who – although these pursuits are relegated to spare time – take her craft very seriously. Perhaps too seriously.
What role does a thing such as poetry play in this day and age? What will the increased digitalization mean for art? How does copyright stack up to the internet? These questions of art in the 21st century stand side by side with general musings on fiction writing, portrait painting and the creation of art, that are essentially timeless – and share the space with the interspersed personal narratives of my own experiences of dealing with artwork.
Anybody with an interest in art may find something of interest in the following pages – whether they agree with my conclusions or not. Art is the most human pursuit I have ever come across; it expresses the desire to learn and to communicate in a way that is both informative, and yet vague – all coated in interpretation. And that is really the beauty of it – and what makes it worth the while. Now and – hopefully – always.