It’s the first and only endeavor that I’ve come across
in my lifetime that continues to excite and challenge
me, and to push me deeper into study and experimentation.
Some impulses that you follow while painting end up
being glimmers of brilliance. Just where do those
impulses come from? And am I smart enough, and
courageous enough to recognize them and leave them alone? To quit fiddling? That’s the question and the challenge.
So that’s why I paint, study and experiment. I’m chasing that mysterious quality that makes a painting more than pretty, more than interesting, and more than well executed. I’m chasing that elusive spark that makes a painting art.