We were only a small group of students, so lectures and tutorial were always on a more personal basis. There were many opportunities to discuss, create and exhibit paintings, sculptures, photography and conceptual art. This experience along with the dedication of my tutors, who provided me with constant support and inspiration was very influential on me, both in terms of my work, how I perceived art and my future career ambitions. On a more practical level over the last two years I have had the opportunity to volunteer at numerous local galleries. This experience has provided me with a comprehensive introduction to the realities of exhibitions and the art world.
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An artist's statement is a short piece written by you, the creative mind behind it all, to accompany a particular painting or group of paintings. An artist's statement shouldn't be dismissed as insignificant or dashed out in a hurry as it's a vital selling tool, promoting and explaining your work to people looking at your paintings, whether they're potential buyers, exhibition curators, critics, fellow artists, or casual browsers. At its best, an artist's statement reads easily, is informative, and adds to your understanding of the artist and the painting. At its worse, an artist's statement is difficult to understand or rambles on is pretentious and irritates rather than informs or, even, provokes laughter. Rather make an artist's statement too short than too long — most people simply won't have the patience to read a lengthy treatise and many will be put off before they've even started.