Last Updated on July 1, 2021 by Roff Graves

It is about 1:30 am and I am still up. Arleney is in los Angeles with her side of the family. I just read the fantastic Clementine Hunter sketchbook by Richard Gasperi, one of the greatest folk art dealers of our time. I bought my first Reverend Finster from Richard in NewOrleans. in about 1983. I still own the Mose Tolliver I bought from Richard He is best dealer I have ever known!—any way, he has really got me to thinking. My question to me (to me personally) is, Am I painting to please you, my friends and viewers or am I painting to please myself and you just happen to like it? If I am painting for you then truly I am NOT a true folk artist but I am a pleaser! I must rethink what I am doing. I want to portray what is inside of my heart and not just because it is “pretty”. WOW Richard, you really got my head spinning. THANK YOU!–olRoff—changes may be coming!

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