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Painting is a lifelong teacher. Still, after decades, this painter is always the student.  Painting teaches ways of seeing, questions to ask, problems to tackle and purposes to serve. It makes the world a more interesting and curious place.

-A painting with purpose has a voice and a why. It has a life of its own as well as a connection to others.

-Paintings with purpose can stand on their own two feet and walk away from the maker.

-Purposes in paintings are as many and as variegated as leaves on trees. 

-Painting finds purpose in its tools, in the hands-on making and doing, no small part of which is just plain enjoyment.

-Painting with purpose wants to connect with other people, breaking bubbles and stereotypes.

Hope you enjoy the site.

Bruce Petrie