Degas and Van Gogh shared common ground in their disdain for convention, or more to the point, a willingness to circumvent conventional means when necessary, which is to say frequently.
"I returned to teach in the university system that failed me as an aspiring artist."
Reconciling the dream of your residency with your reality is like any creative imagining.
A review of Paula Modersohn-Becker at Galerie St. Etienne by Jerry Weiss.
An effective residency isn’t so much a creative retreat (“art camp”) as it is a retreat to create (“art work”).