Self-expression is for babies and seals, where it can be charming. A writer’s business is to affect the reader. – Vincent McHugh (1904-1983)
A quick and easy solution is most often sought by those who tremble at the very thought of considering a problem a delicious quandary. (2002)
L’amour se nourrit de présences et d’absences, d’actions et de silences, de paroles et de désirs, de constances et d’aventures, de soirées calmes au sein du nid comme des voyages planifiés ou imprévus. Venise nous rappelle tout ça et plus. (2003)
Love is nurtured through presence and absence, action and silence, words and desires, consistency and adventure, calm evenings at home and travels abroad both planned and spontaneous. Venice reminds us of this. . . and more. (2003)
When everything is awesome, nothing is.
The only difference between me (a painter) and my father (a mechanic) is the oil on our hands. (2013)
Pure vision is more in need of an open mind than a perfect soul. (1993)
Like a bad speech, a bad painting is endurable for the first five minutes. After ten, an enormous amount of patience and polite endurance is required to continue looking at it. After fifteen, it becomes unbearable. After twenty minutes downright annoying – for the repeated yawns it inevitably causes.
Only through imitation do we develop toward originality. – John Steinbeck – American author (1902-1968)
Though underestimated by some, Prince Charles will undoubtedly be a good King. As a painter he has learned that the process, the concept of ever-learning, holds more riches than the becoming or the being.
A loving and generous gift, ill received, is no less loving and generous.