ARTISTRY AS A PHILOSOPHY FOR LIVING

“‘I have hopes for what the mineral spirits will do, but ultimately, it does whatever it wants. The nice thing about this point in life as an artist is that I have spent so much time working on my technical foundation, I don’t fear risk anymore… Embracing the unknown has become almost second nature for me. There are times when I get lost in value, form, and color or I paint too thick for the effect I want. Those moments fall into acts of nature. It’s easy to want to control everything, but the technique I developed unintentionally makes that impossible. By letting go of the outcome, I get results that are unplanned and often exceed my expectations. Sometimes letting fate win is a win for me too.’”