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For me, painting is about the journey. That needs to be said. So much emphasis of success is put on the end product. Material success can quickly come and quickly go away. I could have a gallery show in Chelsea, fans will want to take selfies with me, but a year later, who of 300 galleries will take the time to look at my work seriously? What remains is the higher goal of painting. The visual road map created by the struggle of painting. The story of pushing paint around and finding amazement in the results.

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Tai Chi water painting with poet friends. Shanghai’s Central Park, China, 2007.