Of course, every artist wants to exhibit his or her artwork. But I am no longer keen about getting to exhibit in galleries. A male artist I met did not seem to care much about it. I asked him how he sells his paintings and he said nonchalantly, “Just by word of mouth.” True, not many artists actually sell during an exhibition but I was touched by his attitude. He was more animated talking about what paints he uses than where or if he sells his work. A purist, I thought.