Painting is a Universal Language

I don’t travel often, but whenever I do I’m reminded of how dependent we all are on language. Five or six hours on a jet and your ability to communicate might just drop below the level of a toddler.…

Skills and Humility

There’s something about skill that always impresses me, especially natural-born skill. I always feel a tingle of the divine when I come across a person who can just do something astonishingly well, without much practice or training. …

Why Painting Matters

Whenever I hear anyone say something foolish like “that’s just paint”, or “paint doesn’t really matter”, I tell them the story of Havana, Cuba.…