The artist Bruce Herman was telling me that from childhood he’d been exceptionally good at drawing. Everybody thought he was brilliant. Then one day he placed his portfolio in front of an artist whose work he admired. The artist silently looked at Bruce’s work for a long time. Finally he broke the silence and said, “Bruce you’ve got a lot of talent, but you aren’t very skilled, and to be a great artist requires both talent and skill.”

source: Dick Staub, http://www.dickstaub.com/culturewatch.php?record_id=1050 tags: Art, Personal Growth