I wish I could have known earlier that you have all the time you'll need right up to the day you die.
I think being an artist, or just being creative, or imaginative, or aware, where I think everybody starts out, and by about the age of 10, that's been pretty effectively whipped out by education.
It's like there are all these languages available, especially in terms of image. Why confine yourself to only English? There's all these languages and possibilities and concepts to speak or communicate with.
I've been attracted to imagery and occasionally I've drawn from it, but I never thought I'd be painting these paintings. I didn't have any desire to. I didn't think there was any reason to.
Art! What a concept! It saved my life! A place where you can do as you please!
I'm just a landscape painter. I look out the window and I see what's going on, and I paint it. While I'm painting it, I also write thoughts about what I see going on out there.
We're all kind of basically involved in the same thing, putting up a blank of some kind and filling it in.
You can't automate in the arts. Since the sixteenth century there has been no change in the number of people necessary to produce Hamlet.
All kids, when they go to school, are pretty good artists and dancers and singers and poets. All that gets buried, basically through being educated, or brainwashed.
Irish is the prominent nationality in the family, but beyond that, I really don't know. I see a lot of artistic or creative influence coming through on my mother's side.
The whole Disney thing is really interesting, in a way, how that's so permeated life and the world and the planet.
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