Going the Distance
I have spoken to many artists, writers, gallerists, etc. over the years. There is one thread that holds them all together and that is the desire for their particular message, idea or brand to be heard and validated in some measurable way. Most often, validation comes by way of sales or with the current social currency of likes or follows or shares.
This painting is called Going the Distance and is about the pursuit of telling your story and going the full 15 rounds until it is complete in your eyes and without any external validation. It's about a singular pursuit to do what you think is right and finish what you started.
"I believe there's an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts." - Sylvester Stallone