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How do you know when you have arrived as an artist?

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I think statistics would show that most artists live and die well before their time. They seldom taste of the success or public appreciation for their creations. Too many artists that fit this description instantly come to mind… Vincent, Tom, Lawrence … really an endless list.

For some artists, inclusion in a museum might be an important sign post along their journey. Happily, I will have three paintings included in the summer exhibit at the Arthur Child Museum. I never saw that coming...

The "Stewardship of the St. Lawrence and the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Region" show opens on April 28. Here is my artistic statement for that show.

OK, maybe it is much more about my efforts to preserve nature and protect the land than regarding my art - but it is still a nice sign. 

After 36 years of meteorology and enjoying the weather while been paid for that privilege, everything else, including getting my art in a museum is a bonus.  I have enough art to "phil" several muesums - just finished number 1917 which curiously is also the year Tom Thomson passed away...

Warmest regards from Phil the Forecaster … keep your paddle in the water… and your oils and brushes clean...

PS: Phil’s Ongoing “Magazines” https://flipboard.com/@PhilChadwic2016 including my growing self-published book on Tom Thomson, my own art, Canadiana and even some humour...

PSS: Here is a link to my other Phil the Forecaster Galleries on Pixels.

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