Pablo Picasso said, “Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.”   Authenticity is palpable and, I believe, a key element in successful pictures, or art of any kind.  It sticks to strokes made without self-consciousness and is the medium for communication beyond the conventional into that place where we all recognize and share human experience.   I have always enjoyed super-imposing images and discovering commonality in contradictory or opposite elements or subjects. Drippy glazes and thick dollops of paint mix and magic happens; authentic expression, beyond words, happens when thought subsides. I want to paint with the power of a five year old, instinctively and unfettered by thought. I want to create… “… art that is full of hope, raw human emotion, love and pain. Art that is what art is for; the emotional connection to our life force at its most primal level…”   FREE DOWNLOAD: TheInstantArtCritiquePhraseGenerator