They told him to paint it bigger, expand the picture, stretch it past his natural frame. He tried hard at first, he really did.
He was art-degreed into new realms. His exhibitions were lined by tremendous canvases, some too attention-grabbing to earn more than a ‘that’s cool’ from passers-by or an acerbic ‘wow, that’s expensive’. They couldn’t see beyond the size; most never would.
He longed for them to drift on to smaller things and look closer, see what was really there: his whole soul on a postcard.
About the author
Hannah Retallick is from Anglesey, North Wales. She was home educated and then studied with the Open University, graduating with a first-class BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities (Creative Writing and Music) degree, before passing her creative writing MA with distinction. Her work has been placed and shortlisted in several international competitions. https://www.hannahretallick.co.uk/about
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