Friendships were important to David Hockney. Unlike many artists, Hockney rarely worked on commissioned portraits. Instead, he invited familiar faces like close friends, relatives and colleagues to sit for him, many of whom considered the sitting an honor.
I’ve been doing some soul-searching over the past few months in Singapore. Part of my self-reflection journey has been realising the importance of constantly seeking new forms of inspiration and developing fresh creative ideas. If this means moving out of the country or finding new avenues to express oneself, then go for it! Since my teenage years, I have been lucky enough to have had opportunities for solo travel and these moments of exploration and growth are truly enriching.