Art – Is it better to be solitary?

solitary-Philippa Robert-Adelaide South Australia-outdoor painting

Workshops, shared studio spaces, master classes, collaborative pieces, community groups – there are plenty ways for artists to work with others. Still, much studio work is done alone. Reading, researching, painting, experimenting, standing back and looking, pondering.

We no longer need to be solitary with the online community and its zigzagging connections. The elements of fun and surprise that come from these are often inspirational.

How strategic do we need to be? When to axe the android or lose the laptop? The muse sings softly at times.