Raw emotion is truth to me.  That is what goes into my paintings. If something upsets me,  I paint about it. I have to feel something to grab onto that I care about. It can be political, social, environmental  or a personal experience. But it has to matter or I have nothing to say.  I have taken long brakes from painting to clear my head. I simply wait  and pursue other forms of art making like  clay, assemblage, printing, drawing or just do nothing at all.   But in the end I always return to painting. I realize that it has taught me patience. Waiting is part of my process. 

Figures, 2022