Submissions from artists come in on a daily basis. There are so many great, talented artists out there, how do you choose? Picking artists is subjective. When I first started, I put a corps of people around me that I thought I wanted to be inspired by, the people I wanted to be identified with. As time went on, I began to diversify. For me, it is a feeling both about not only the work, but the artist. There is a lot of chemistry going on. Not only do I look at the work, but the person sending out the signals. Knowing and recognizing my own desire for their work can be communicated to others and trusting his/her sheer talent. It is also imperative for me to feel that I can do something for the artist, and of course, that he or she feels this way too. It is vital from the first conversation that we are on an adventure together. How successful that adventure is requires spending a lot of time together, with a plethora of ideas, trust and effort on both sides. At its best, a friendship, a marriage that should last forever. Personally, I need to feel a connection with the artist from the outset. My intention is always to have close, long term relationships with the artists I represent, so I must choose carefully. Its a great feeling to work closely with an artist and enable them to produce artwork that will outlast time.