"I made a drastic change at the age 20, from working in video and wanting to produce movies, to painting and sculpting. Working full-time as an artist was like discovering the world in which I was meant to be. Anxious to make a go of it, I started selling art while still in school. I left the Corcoran in 1985, and have been a professional artist ever since."
"Every emotion goes into my paintings: love, hate, joy, sadness; it's all in there. An amazing thing happens when I love hard and paint hard. I become one with the work. My mind can make paint do things, anything; make it behave in ways it shouldn't. The act of painting becomes spiritual. Once this happens, anything is possible."