Monkey See, Monkey Do.

This is true also with the art game. People go for the cheapest or trendiest option, then either wonder why they are getting rubbish, or perhaps even worse, they don’t realise that what they are getting is rubbish. Trouble is, other people notice and it reflects poorly on them. “Pay peanuts, get monkeys” or “monkey see, monkey do”.

As Oscar Wilde once said, “If you follow fashion, you’d better be quick”.

The other side of it, is having some professional pride and not giving into demands to sell yourself cheap, or following the latest fashions in art just for the sake of keeping up with the ‘others’. If you value your own skill and expertise, and someone else doesn’t, let that be their problem, not yours.…