It's interesting to see the world's fascination with a troubled artist. The artists sure wouldn't share their enthusiasm.
Success is the 'discovery,' the creation of an idea, pulling something out of the depths of your mind that never existed before. To further complete that success, a painting is made as a communication tool for that idea.
Faith is the physical description of God. That's what He is. It's the only word we have in our language to accurately describe His physical form.
Not worrying about the cost of materials and tools extends my artistic freedom.
Not everybody paints what the public will pay for. The method in which an artist receives money is nobody's business, what matters is that paintings are produced.
Van Gogh is the best example of how a person can be on the right track, propelled by gut feeling and some kind of strange obsessive stubborn conviction, that no one seems to understand.
What influenced my style was the feeling that I was a lousy artist... I was like the ugly duckling, not knowing what I was, style-wise, and thinking I was all on my own... I evolved into a style that couldn't be compared to anyone else.
In putting everyone else down, I am raising myself up... and this will continue until my self-esteem rises. I have just sorted out the mystery of why I am always putting down everybody else's artwork.
If a person really believes they need some kind of special inherited talent or proper-sided brain functioning, this will interfere with their productivity. I don't want to know what side of the brain I am using.
Make a small painting of what you want to do... and project it up on a white wall... The enlarged version is so changed that there is no way of just visualizing it in the brain... It's a whole new dimension in painting.
I just paint to fulfill an urge. When I don't have the urge, I just don't paint. This is not some stupid contest. But if it is, I feel like the winner that came in last.
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