>> And that shows why you're not an artist. I said I'm not a "professional" artist, but I'm still an artist. You don't need a degree for that, I certainly don't need to telling me if I'm one or not. >> This discussion has been gotten into before, but any artist will tell you (when he cannot be quoted) that the "public" are idiots when it comes to art. Laughable. This is the classic "moving the goal post" tactic. First you cite what real artists think of critics. Then when it's shown that there is no record of that, you come of with the "secret knowledge" argument. Baffling. >> I did read your signature, and it stresses that public criticism is the only criticism that is important, which is ridiculous to any artist. Mark Twain is the artistic success you will probably never glimpse, not to mention a genious. You can dismiss the quote all you want, but a better person than you and me said it. And yes, your attitude is elitist and you do sound pretty arrogant. Most people can tell you that, but since you don't listen to the unwashed masses, maybe we should get a critic to convince you of it.