The practice of painting is compelling because it is a part of my lived experience, quiet amongst trees with my backside in the mud. The painting gives me patience to be there and a discipline to look and feel. I often feel it is like meditation.
I do not bother with techniques or styles. Sometimes I like to go for details and sometimes I enjoy the freedom of the mark, but I do not want to learn how to paint. I do not want to be a good painter.
I make money doing other things so I do not have to think of my painting as a commercial activity. If anything I prefer to give them away or burn them than sell them, so if you want one of my paintings make friends!
Here you can see paintings without poetry: Painting Finger