Christopher Gallego, Teapot, 1997, Oil on board, 9 x 12 in., Private Collection

"…Copernicus called, and you are not the center of the universe."

The ego is a semi-opaque screen that interferes with a painter’s vision.
Tale the attention off yourself. And the outcome.

Stop Worrying

Artists are a particularly worrisome bunch. We worry about everything,”Is my work good enough, will it be seen and appreciated, am I making any progress, will lesser talents get more recognition, can I ever measure up to the great masters?” 

on the spirit of play

Pablo Picasso Artists can get way too serious. Though I don’t always practice what I preach, I’m always telling my students to lighten up, with the reminder,”People; It’s just a painting! You’re not on trial.”  If that doesn’t work then I’ll belt out a bit of opera in my flat voice just to make them laugh. Richard Serra, arguably one of the most serious artists […]

painting perceptions interview

November 1, 2012, edited Larry Groff, Editor, Painting Perceptions I’d like to thank Christopher Gallego for taking the time to share his thoughts on painting in our recent email interview. Mr. Gallego studied at the National Academy of Design in New York and teaches workshops in New York area. He has shown with OK Harris Works of Art, Hirschl & Adler Modern, Seraphin Gallery, the New […]