Beware Lighthouses and Lobster Boats

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When we owned an art gallery in Maine it was very usual for painters to bring us their work in hopes we would show it publicly. Often that work would feature landscapes with lighthouses and lobster boats. These subjects were often well painted and attractive but, I almost never exhibited them. Why? Because those subjects was everywhere. Every tourist souvenir shop and postcard rack had those iconic images. 

So my message is simple. When you create art “hit em where they ain’t”. If you insist on doing what everyone else is doing you best be really really good.

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