||Pearls from artists* # 414
||Q: What was the first painting you ever sold?
||Q: In the “Black Paintings” you create a deep intellectual interaction and communicate a wide variety of states of mind. I admit that certain “Black Paintings” unsettle me a bit. I see in this series an effective mix between anguish and happiness. Rather than simply describing something, these paintings pose a question and force us to contemplation. Can you talk about this aspect of your work?
||Q: When you left the Navy you worked on commission as a portrait artist. Why don’t you accept commissions now?
||Pearls from artists* # 105
||Q: What is the reality of the art world today? Do people experience it enough?
||Q: How would you define art?