Discerning Style by Nicholas Wilton | Oct 23, 2016 | 6 comments What do you prefer? Sally Hirst Thanks Nicholas! Someone (you?) Ounce said that Art is a process of attraction and repulsion…we are constantly asking do I like it….or do I hate it. When I am teaching I tell my students it’s like spreading. .what aspects of your work so you want a second date with!!!!! Carol A. Watson I got excited as I listened to your discussion of style relative to preferences because that’s exactly how I’ve approached my art practice. As a self-taught artist, I sometimes feel I’ve been able to let go or ignore some of the more common conceptions about how to do art and, instead, listened to what turns me on on a visceral level. As a result, I’ve automatically developed a “style” that people recognize and which I am uber happy with. Yesterday I took a workshop on Faux Encaustics and several of the other participants told me how much they loved my composition and colors. After thanking them my reply was, “Those are my colors!” Your talk is also a metaphor for how life is best lived, I believe, listening to what makes your heart sign. Thanks much for your brief talks. I find them refreshing! Creatively yours, Carol Kai Harper Thanks for your video Nicholas, I really look forward to them. I think I’ve had a style for a long time but something shifted that this Summer. I stumbled upon a new technique that made my work more unique than it ever has been. It made everything coalesce in a sense. Now when I look at a group of my paintings I see how they relate to one another. I like this, it feels right somehow, cohesive. joan elliott Thank you Nicholas. You help me (and I’m sure many others) more than you ever know. Phyllis Jenkins Oh GREAT, Nick! I loved this bit. When I had our one on one consult in CVP, I actually asked a question similar to this. And THIS so clearly addresses what I was searching for. Below, Sally Hurst references attraction and repulsion. I get that for sure. However, I am so eclectic, say, even in the way I decorate my house, I can confuse myself. My decorator friend said, “Phyllis, pick one.” Hah! The gift is when I winnow down I feel sure the results will reflect something broader in me, in my work. I just love your writing; you are so spot on. Thanks. Karen Wong This hit a chord. Thanks, Nicholas.