Recently in an interview I was asked about my use of color in my work and although I gave a spontaneous answer I like this one from Matisse much better.

With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft.
Henri Matisse


Can ART change the world?

Recently I had a show at the Equinox Village Gallery and in the sign-in, comments book that was there for patrons and viewers there was a comment from a man I didn't know but it said...Looking at your work is so peaceful.  This stuck with me, bringing up alternating thoughts of "oh no, my work is not in your face, punchy, controversial enough" to "wow, I was able to transmit peaceful energy to someone through my painting."
I stayed with the latter and decided to use it to spur me on, to continue "my challenge", combining the 3 interests that have stayed upper most for me.....painting, yoga and gaining in a communication with plants by growing them.

Special thanks to that gentleman for his comment.