Q: First things first: What’s the password for the figure galleries?
A: The password is matisse.
Q: Why have a password at all, if you’re going to publish it for everyone to see?
A: I have no wish to keep anybody out. But a lot of people don’t want to see figurative art (unimaginable, for me) and I have no wish to cause anxiety attacks among the sensitive. A password keeps people from stumbling across the work accidentally.
Q: You’re very accommodating. Michelangelo would never have done that.
A: Not on a bet. Anything else?
Q: Yes. There appear to be two different pricing systems here. What's up?
A: Originally I was selling signed limited editions, with appropriate documentation, and tending to the printing and mailing personally. This busywork was taking too much time from my art, and it obliged me to price the art beyond the means of all but serious collectors. Now I am utilizing the Prints On Demand feature offered by my Artspan host. This feature allows me to offer the art in a variety of sizes and formats, priced so they’re affordable to everyone except—well, an artist. Artspan takes care of everything and does a great job. Eventually I’ll convert all the pictures to Prints On Demand, but it’s going to take a while. Meanwhile, don't let pricing scare you away.
Q: So many decisions! Canvas or paper, framed or unframed…may I contact you for recommendations?
A: Yes. You may even contact me just to say hello. The life of a creative visionary is a lonely one.