Sunday, February 17, 2008


I have been talking with Sue Smith of the Ancient Artist:Developing an Art Career Over 50. Today she has posted my interview in her Sunday Salon Series.
In Sue's own words this is what she is setting out to do:

Artists have always come together into groups where they share common passions, philosophies, argue over content and inspire each other into greater accomplishments. Some of the great groups that come to mind were the Impressionists, the Ashcan Painters, the Abstract Expressionists, the Modernists in Taos...the list is endless. I believe that an artist cannot create in isolation, nor can he or she take the necessary risks without the motivations, challenges and inspirations found within these groups. My goal is to create a similar environment here, a virtual salon where each month (or week) I "sit down" and talk to an artist about whatever we want to talk about. My sincere hope is that others will join the conversation through comments left on posts and through future interviews. Using this format instead of a discussion board, my hope is for a more in depth, focused discussion that informs, challenges, and encourages everyone.

Now I had to ask Sue where I fit into this, she has interviewed some amazing artists, ones who are very accomplished. Sue assured me that there are people out there who will want to hear how I have been learning to draw in the last year and a bit.

The Sunday Salons are a great way to get to know some new and wonderful artists. While you are there, Sue is an accomplished artist, well worth checking out her websites. I know you will find favorites as I have. You will also find an abundance of information on developing an art career.


  1. Congratulations, Paulette! That was a great interview and Sue showed just how far you've come in a little over a year! You're a real inspiration to me - thank you!

  2. Forgot to tell you what great photos you posted! I think you're an accomplished photographer on top of everything else!

  3. Hi Paulette,
    I just wanted to say thank you for the nice comment on my blog. I never quite know where to respond to comments. There's no reply button. Anyway, I enjoyed looking at your blog.

  4. Congratulations from me as well! I think Sue is absolutely right. Spot on, actually.

  5. Jan,
    Thank you on both accounts.

    I know what you mean, as you can see I have taken to replying right here and if I don't know the person I go check out their blog. Thanks for coming by.

    Beth, thank you!

  6. Hi Paulette and congratulations.
    It was a gracious mention of her interview of you on your blog. I admire all the mediums you're tackling. There are so many ways of expressing your talents and you've shown your audience out here just how to do that.
    Keep inspiring us!
    Well done.

  7. Thank you Bonnie.
    I had to make sure Sue got some traffic going back her way as well. She has a lot to share with people.