One of the greatest gifts of the digital age is the removal of barriers between artists/creators and their audience. No longer is there a singular path to (or definition of) “success”, with gatekeepers at every milestone. The floodgates are wide open — and while not always to my liking, I think we ultimately benefit from seeing the breadth and depth of work being created around the world every day.
So chart your own course. And be smart about what/who you give your time, attention and energy to. Focusing on the people right in front of you who are moved by your work will open more doors than banging on that One Door that refuses to let you in.
Go Where the Energy Is.
Here is painting 26 of 30: