What drives me to paint? I suppose I’m excited and curious about what the paint will do! I don’t always know what magical things will happen, but I know that if I give myself the routine studio time and permission to work, then marvelous discoveries are inevitable. I really enjoy painting; the physical aspect of it is immensely satisfying.
I see my art as bringing a true delight to other people. Painting feels like a dance with the world, with the colors and shapes that are everywhere, around me and within me, even in my own dreams and imaginative visions. With my paintings, I feel like I am opening a door for others, showing them how I see the world.
I envision a life, my life, lived fully as an artist. My art will add beauty to the world and make people happy. Or else, it will make them feel something. How do I sustain my investigations in the studio? How do I develop my studio practice? I think it’s mostly a combination of Courage, Perseverance and Trust. Oh yeah, and Patience. It probably will take my whole life, but that’s all right with me. It’s a wonderful way to live.