An art consultant was telling me about an elderly painter she knew who was extremely concerned about all the work she would be leaving behind. It is a distressing issue. Even if there were enough venues to carry it, you can`t just dump a lot of art on the market without significant demand. Prices, which increased over the career of the artist, would plummet and upset existing collectors. But to leave your loved ones this burden is really unfair. The anxiety between loyalty and duty and practicality would be enormous. What to do? The nightmare is it ending up in a landfill.
Start giving it away was the consultants advice. To institutions who will accept it, to individuals who would love it.
I work with this matter by painting on paper as much as possible. Now that I have experimented with oils on Yupo successfully, that option is even better. Paper is much easier to store and my heirs won`t have to rent storage space.
available work in my studio