I love the beautiful distractions of the world but I try really hard to avoid them, because they don’t help me become a better artist. They subtract hours from my day. And an artist’s main currency is time. Time to daydream, time to walk and think, time to sit and do the work. ——— Daydreamer, 2018. Oil on canvas.
Decided never to walk in anyone’s shadow; if you fail or succeed at least you did so on your own terms. ——— Head of Woman, 2015. Oil on canvas.
Stop trying to prove anything to anyone, including yourself. All you are in the pursuit of is collecting experiences, little memories that you store in your heart, and every once in a while you pull one out and gaze at the delicate picture it shows you. ——— Woman with Phone, 2018. Oil on canvas.
The most important thing to realize is we’re not blank slates at birth. We do not start off with nothing in our heads, and then get imprinted entirely by our environment. There’s something in our heads on the day we’re born, and then we grow up and make choices. ——— Head of Man II, 2015. Original Monoprint, Ink on Arches paper.
Youth is not a time of life, it’s a state of mind. ——— Boy with Propeller Hat, 2012. Oil & charcoal on canvas.
The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure, they’re always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back. ——— Photo by @davidkatzinger
Dogs are a really amazing eye opener for us humans because their lives are compressed into such a short period, it really drives home the point of how finite all our lives are. ——— Woman with Dog, 2018. Oil on canvas.
An artist knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. ——— Head of Man, 2018. Original ink painting on paper. Collection of @aquazzura co-founder and creative director, Edgardo Osorio @edgardoprivate - Florence, Italy 🇮🇹
It’s important to know what gives you meaning. Take the time to connect with yourself, be introspective and daydream. ——— Daydreamer, 2018. Oil on canvas.
Style is very individual, very personal, and I believe everyone is stylish in their own way. ——— Man, 2012. Oil on canvas.
A true artist, in my mind, is willing to fail sometimes, because if you’re not brave enough to say yes and follow your gut, it’s never going to be good. (In front of my painting “Woman with Dog”, 2018.) Photograph by @davidkatzinger
As an artist, my job is to tell the truth and capture the spirit of my subject. However, it’s never the whole truth; it’s the truth I experience in a very intense and intimate fashion. ——— Daydream Woman, 2018.
In order to create lightning you have to be a cloud for a long time . ——— Woman, 2018. Oil on board.
I navigate through the world with the excitement and determination of a child. That’s why I’m an artist. I’d die without an outlet for expression. ——— Woman & Child VI, 2016. Oil on canvas.
In love! Beautiful stained-glass recreation of my work by the talented @lame_du_vitrail of Paris, France.
All human beings are also dreaming beings. Dreaming ties us all together. ——— Sleeping Woman, 2018. Oil on canvas.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone. ——— Head, 2015. Oil on carved cement.
Black and white creates a strange dreamscape that color never can. ——— Head of Woman, 2016. Original Linocut. Edition of 10, signed & numbered.