By Walter Rutledge
In the world of fine art a painter can be identified by his or her brush strokes. As individual as a fingerprint they are more defining than a signature. Some might say they are the artist’s soul; they possess the distinct characteristics that draw us to this person and their work. When the forces align to create the “perfect storm” we acclaim this phenomenon “art”, and acknowledge the creator with the title artist (unfortunately the word artist is generally under-rated and over-used).