People ask me why do I paint?
I paint to escape, to get lost, to challenge myself. I was born to make art, to paint. I've been around it my whole life. Doodled everyday in school. in every notebook, on every test. Born and raised in New York City, my mother always had me around artists, painters, sculptors and photographers. Subconsciously taking it all in. It wasn't until I turned 27 that I decided to start painting. One day I was at an art show talking to an experienced artist, and I told him how I could draw. He looked at me and said "God gave you a gift and its not your gift to keep. You must give it to the world." That same weekend, I bought some paint, a canvas and began my journey as a painter.
Painting has transformed me -- enabling me to translate my ideas and inspiration through visual language. It's the one thing that keeps me true to myself, keeps me human. So back to the question, why do I paint? I paint to challenge myself, inspire others, and add a little more color to life.
“The creative adult is the child who survived after the world tried killing them, making them grown up. The creative adult is the child who survived the blandness of schooling, the unhelpful words of bad teachers, and the nay-saying ways of the world. The creative adult is in essence simply that, a child.” - Quote by Julian F. Fleron