Why I paint...

  Daisies    (detail) available at  Rouge Gallery

Daisies (detail) available at Rouge Gallery

Lately I've been thinking a lot about why.

Why do I do what I do? Why do I paint? Why do I paint what I paint?...

I like what’s known. It’s comfortable and predictable. But sometimes I think I like the unknown better. The unknown is a sea of endless possibilities…

The act of creation is the process of making the unknown known… Creating something out of nothing. If the outcome is known, then it ceases to be creative…

It already is.

Each time I begin a painting, I step into the unknown. I don’t know how it will turn out. I have to embrace uncertainty and trust in my vision coming to life. But this is the creative process and ultimately it's why I paint...