Style should be like a coat you put on when you want to … but it should never become a strait jacket you can’t escape from (Dave Edwards – 20th January 2008).

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I am a retired man who enjoys expressing himself in pencils and paints. I have had two solo exhibitions in my home town and I love Redbubble. I get as much pleasure from viewing the works of other artists as from creating my own.

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  • Ine Spee
    Ine Speeover 6 years ago

    Ah, that is so very true. I see so many artist’s who seem to cling to their styles so much, that it makes them not experiment with other things anymore. It’s nice if you have a style you can use, but you should never be confined to just that one style. =)

  • cheetaah
    cheetaahover 6 years ago

    Sooo true.

  • Cadence Gamache
    Cadence Gamacheover 6 years ago

    Ooohhh… Wise and true.

  • RLHall
    RLHallover 6 years ago

    Great observation and reminder!

  • bites
    bitesover 6 years ago

    lol : )

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainover 6 years ago

    Great statement Dave, i’m finally wriggling out of my strait jacket & forcing myself to experiment with new things, & it really is giving me a sense of freedom

  • simba
    simbaover 6 years ago

    Great words

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 6 years ago

    so so true

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 6 years ago

    Putting on the Style! I can see you being quoted forever more Dave with such words of wisdom. I certainly agree with you in that in art we shouldn’t put self-inflicted restriction on ourselves. But doesn’t style come in two flavours; the one which comes naturally to us (a bit like handwriting) and those styles we adopt by choice. I’ve been trying for a long time to change my natural style and find it’s a bit lke trying to rid oneself of a persistant piece of sticky tape, or in this case, a coat too tight to remove.

  • I am actually referring to chosen styles Brian. Changing natural style would be a little like changing your handwriting or your fingerprints.


  • Patricia L. Ballard
    Patricia L. Ba...over 6 years ago

    And it should evolve over time. Great writing, Dave.

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