Can I complain about a painting that keeps annoying me?

Your greatest successes are your secret successes. ‘Shhh! Keep your voice down!’ Behind every successful modern artist is an equally successful caveman artist. ‘And the first prize goes to…Mr Flintstone!’ If you deserve to succeed, take the suffering on the chin, if you deserve to suffer, take the success on the chin: True success is proving to oneself what doesn’t need proving to others: The true price of success is a price only true artists know how to pay: If you make art to prove something to others that you haven’t proved to yourself, you’ll probably fail; if you make art to prove something to yourself that you haven’t proved to others, you might just succeed.

Francis is an Australian born artist, illustrator and musician.