I can’t help but think that many of the artists I encounter are on the verge of a nervous breakdown.  I’m only an armchair psychologist, but the patience and repetition exhibited by some of these folk make me wonder if they aren’t coping with some disturbing inner voice.  Demons or not, I’m soothed by the work of artist Robert Lansden who takes no shortcuts while painting these lovely large-scale works.  Mesmerizing.

Gallery representation: Cole Pratt Gallery, New Orleans