A gardener for most of my life, I’ve been painting for the last 10 year or so. It’s hard to say which activity gives me more pleasure. Gardening is a feast for the senses and a healing experience for body and soul. Painting is like being back in kindergarten but with much, much better materials.
I think I will always want to be an art student, no matter how accomplished I become as an artist. There is always something more to learn: new techniques and materials; and more importantly, new insights and directions. Making art is most often a solitary experience, so it is a treat to be in the company of other artists in the setting of the classroom, closed off from the world and its distractions. From time to time, I will post descriptions of the work I’ve done in courses or workshops.