||Pearls from artists* # 440
||Q: What do you enjoy most about being an artist?
||Q: What does a pastel feel like in your hand?
||Q: Another interesting series of yours that has impressed me is your recent “Black Paintings.” The pieces in this series are darker than the ones in “Domestic Threats.” You create an effective mix between the dark background and the few bright tones, which establish such a synergy rather than a contrast, and all the dark creates a prelude to light. It seems to reveal such a struggle, a deep tension, and intense emotions. Any comments on your choice of palette and how it has changed over time?
||Q: Do you have any advice for a young painter or someone just starting out as an artist?