Dennis Gorman, Outer Banks, NC Member Since March 2007 Artist Statement Writing about one's self can be a daunting task. I have read numerous artist's statements where its obvious they have been schooled in the arts. My father used to show me the Sunday funny papers when I was about 3 or 4 years old. He used to draw some of the cartoons for me and I would give it a try. Later, I realized he was getting me to begin reading as well as improving my eye and hand coordination. My art training did not go beyond that I am sad to say.