I really love painting women. Their bodies, their clothes - it all interests me, whereas men really don't that much, in a way.
I think about women and their thoughts and ideas, and I suppose when I'm painting them I'm getting to be them, in a sense. That is why I plainly paint women.
When you're looking through a magazine, what makes you stop and think is when you see an image and imagine the narrative that is going on inside of it. Those are the ones I make into paintings.
I go everywhere by boat. I don't fly. It makes me feel really immobile but great.
I like the stories. I like the narratives that you get in fashion photography. And I like what the clothes do to the body - the patterns and stripes and all of that.
I'm interested in the sheer fascination of beauty - beauty is fascinating.
I'm a terrible photographer.I'm not being modest. My photos really are crap. But in a way, the more the photo is crap, the better to paint from.
I suppose all along all I ever really wanted to do was paint people. That never changed.
I'm almost weeping when I'm painting my daughter. I've been thinking she won't be little for much longer.
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