"To speak about my paintings I should be a poet. Poetry is the subject of a poem, painting is the subject of a painting. From this the poem issues and to this returns. Between the issue and return there is an absence in reality. For me, Art and Life are one. The total form of a painting is a metaphor for some insight or revelation or glimpse of wisdom. Whatever I might say about what I am doing today may not be true tomorrow. And every attempt is a wholly new start... because one has only learnt to get the better of words for the thing one no longer has to say, or the way in which one is no longer disposed to say it. "Finding a way to make a beautiful work seems impossible, but sometimes when I give up and then just go ahead anyway, putting one foot in front of the other on the road, I find the way. "Lately, the small islands off the coast of Maine have been a good point of departure for me."