I've always felt that life doesn't happen in the studio - life enters the studio with you and re-animates itself through your brushstrokes in all sorts of exciting transformational ways. Which begs the question; how's life outside the studio? 

  This winter I spent six glorious weeks in Dixon NM painting every. I had never stayed there before ( other than one quick visit last year ) and it was a great way to feel life fresh and in the present. Interestingly enough, the emotional momentum behind our political climate - in the present - entered the studio with me, and it was hard to ignore.