The following is part of the Statement I wrote while painting in contemplation of my latest exhibition:
I frequently ask myself why I make art when it seems that the world is already much too full of things? In my tortured moments, I think that I am making more clutter for our cluttered world. In my good moments, I believe art is as vital to the world as food and the world needs more art and more artists in good and in bad times. In my best moments I understand that I can't NOT make art and that the art I make will be unlike the art anyone else can make. It is an honourable thing to do to bring beauty and truth to the world - even when the world seems not to embrace it.