Novelist and Reviewer:
Author: The Other Book, The Liberators. The Darkening Path Trilogy: The Broken King, vol. 1;
The King's Shadow, vol. 2, and The King's Revenge, vol. 3.
Also The Double Axe, a retelling of the Minotaur story.
Lucian Freud's paintings were uncompromising and brutal, yet they had a tenderness for the humanity of their subjects. I have a quote by him stuck onto my computer which I frequently fail to live up to: "I work every day and night. I don't do anything else. There is no point otherwise." I am always in awe of such single-minded determination to perfect one's art, of people who make art their life.
You can read about Lucian Freud's life and art HERE.