My Thoughts On Painting

Great painting is not about the “subject matter,” but rather the way an artist communicates beauty, sensitivity and integrity in whatever is depicted. Flowers, gardens and sunsets are no more worthy as painting subjects than a subway station full of weary commuters, or a close-up of old rundown fire escapes. My goal as a painter is to point out the hidden artistic beauty I see in all scenes and objects, most especially the ones that are not commonly thought of in an artistic light
— Patti Mollica