My mom recently sent me this quote by an artist who paints portraits of fallen soldiers . Unfortunately she did not tell me the artist's name so all I can share are her wonderful words.
Spoken during a lecture to a group of art students she said:
"You are the voice of the secret parts of our hearts...the joy and love and pain that cannot be said in words."
Exactly what an artist should and can be.
Painting by Jim Dine.