12) Gaelic Symphony original cover art and music clip

Large and powerful were popular during the late 1980s when I studied art in college. So was Western. My all male, and all white, painting and design teachers truly believed that they were teaching me to paint what was serious art, what was great art, when they told me to paint after the Western tradition, to be bold with my brushstrokes, to paint and think large and powerfully. I learned very early in art school that anything I created leaning toward feminine would be labeled “decorative,” or “pretty,” and that those descriptors were things to be avoided at all costs if I wanted to be a serious artist – and get a decent grade. That was a lesson learned in semester one, Beginning Painting. continues on page 9, Working Powerfully