Perception of reality varies from person to person, but generally
conforms to a unified belief as dictated by physical laws, and a common
acceptance of the existing phenomena recorded by our eyes.
One of the most powerful tools an artist possesses is an ability to
bridge the gap between what is considered real and what is illusion. A
painter can use a canvas like a window to direct images through the
eye-gate of the viewer and thus manipulate our perception as indicated
by what is seen. This ability to alter or enhance reality is the very
crux of what an artist is all about, and their success at attaining this
is usually the defining element as to their stature in the fie
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