After years of being a commercial illustrator, I slowly became bored with it and the silly
assignments that I was given. This troubling feeling became unbearable around 1999. It was at this time that I decided to become a gallery artist. It was my opinion that I must be an artist of some sort, partly because I wanted to, and partly because I felt I had something to say to the world, though I did not know what.
So I made some rules for myself 1) I will only paint things I like. 2) I will be unique. 3) I will be able to do it for 30 years and 4) it must be within my abilities, 5) It must be absurd.
I saw the movie ‘Pleasantville’ and saw the scene of the artist painting doughnuts & knew right then, this is what I had been searching for.