Getting deep, when you're a painter, is GOOD. Why? Because when you hit the paints, it needs to speak. It needs to resonate with people that can see. They can see something unique in there, in this world, something that flowed out from a raw place. I get to experience these things when I paint commissions and portraits for people.
When I paint, it's unique. It's very strange in a productive way. It's like asking unseen spirits for help. It's like tapping into something that can disappear like smoke. It's my therapy, but it can hurt, too. When I say it can hurt, I mean it can show me things I've gone through. That's good for me.
When my collectors SEE and even FEEL what is in the painting, there's something special in that. There's a raw honesty. While I'm here, I'll welcome that honesty. I prefer my life to be that way.