To paint is to re-make! It is to take a subject or idea or feeling and capture it with colours and textures and shapes. We remake what is called the real world into a much larger reality that can be intuited and approximated and suggested and deeply felt in a successful work of art. It’s not only invention – it incorporates and remakes the rest of our world in a subtle and sensitive way. The work of doing this is totally engrossing!
This is not a literal transcription of anything. It underlines the necessity of having a life, a well-rounded life of experience and curiosity and knowledge, so deeply felt that it naturally permeates all our creations. Painting in that sense is the re-making of our life into a form that can be understood visually by others.