"How did you know you were on the "right track" toward being able to express who you are through your art? "
That is a great question, but all I can say after 30 years of painting is that it is a continual search. I think working in a series is helpful because it allows you to really exhaust perhaps one of so many directions we could go. Often, we do something only once, and then on to another totally different idea. I believe in exhausting an idea, a kernel of thought - let it run it's course before you move on to something else. This is a form of dedication and I think it is what we owe ourselves to expand and exploit an idea to its full potential before we give up on it. By the end of the series, I believe you will have discovered something about yourself.
Thanks for your question!