Artist Louise Hearman

Perhaps many of us feel imposter syndrome when contemplating art. Conversation turns to John Fowles’ novel The Collector. The only time kidnapper Frederick Clegg shows any aggression to his art-student captive is over his insecurity about not understanding Picasso.

“I don’t like Picasso at all,” Hearman offers. “I know he’s incredibly talented and a good business man, but personally I wouldn’t choose to put one on my wall. Look at some of Francis Bacon’s works, they’re hideous. How did that get sold?”

She answers her own question. “Good dealer.”