artwork by betty miller
but, with all my searching i only came up with one person...betty miller, also retired. she was my drawing instructor at one point, but also shared an office right next to the painting studio, my second home. i could always go in and chat with her...she was a surrogate mother, of sorts. but, she also had such a wise outlook on life and the pursuit of making art.
here's a bit of advice from the woman herself, taken from a 1998 interview. the one thing i remember betty impressing on me, though (and probably worth the price of tuition) was this: (and i'm paraphrasing here)
'work everyday. no matter how small or grand the project....never put it down.'
and that's some knowledge i think anybody could use, no matter what their profession..