Give us an idea of the process. When a painting starts out it is so cold, there is no improvement you can make to the white canvas, it is painful and boring but in a short time, just a few days, the canvas starts giving back. You can hook on to thoughts that were original and gain inspiration for another thought.
I paint myself into happy accidents, I see possibilities and I see the canvas change, the confirmation of the picture, and I can follow that and play with that and it goes on for a long time. Then towards the end when the painting is 80% done it sort of dies a bit. Then it just becomes a painting when before it had been a living thing.
I always think, this will not be a painting, it will transcend painting, and then there it, just a painting.
What is the most exciting part? Between 35% to 80% done, that part of it is very exciting. I see possibilities. I have to keep at it; I have to keep feeding it. If I am away for a week it dies on me
Do you cheat? With proper painting you can’t cheat there are things you can do and things you can’t do. Originality will always prevail. That is the one thing you can never fake and if you have a bit of perseverance you are completely unbeatable.
Now you are hitting 50 what is your preferred age? Twenty six.
Do you believe in love? I believe in crazy love that hits you in the face, wonderful and dreadful.