Wednesday, October 08, 2008

What to teach a child prodigy

A few weeks ago I received an email from Singapore from a mother who wanted to bring her young daughter, Dawn Quon, to study with me. Dawn has not only executed large vibrant paintings, but had solo exhibitions and raised thousands of dollars for children's charities all over southeast Asia. She was 8 when she painted this picture.

My response: just keep her working. She is doing just fine on her own. But at the same time, I have offered to host her if she wants to come and paint in southwest France.