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  • Mary-Ellen Thomas

What you’re paying for

I’m a self-taught Artist. Most people think I came to my talent as a gift. Effortless. Actually, that means I realized I had some natural ability to paint. It doesn’t mean I don’t study. I don’t have the advantage of an art education. That means i have to learn by myself. Putting in the hours and practice to develop my talent without the advantage of a curriculum. I am currently on the 11th iteration of a painting I want to present in a certain style. I’ve probably spent >40 hours studying and practicing. Just because I have some “natural ability “ doesn’t meN I don’t work to develop my talent. When you buy a painting. This is what you are paying for.

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