Throughout my life, I have both succeeded and failed many times over in a variety of careers. Through process of elimination there really was only one clear path. I decided to put all of my energy into one thing, and one thing only: the hardest and scariest thing in the world… Making good paintings.
The paintings in this book are the result of that effort. I took 20 years of experience and mashed it together. I took all of my skills and all of my aesthetics and baked them together to make a perfect whole. After a long and winding road, I can finally step back and look at my work with pride, knowing that the work is finally 100% me. Every weird piece of me is now collaged together to make a final product that’s greater than the sum of its parts. I still don’t think I’m a very good painter, but I get better every damn day. And that’s good enough for me!