For so many reasons. Let me try to articulate a few…
I have been painting as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories are of finger-paints or coloring books. I have always been drawn to the process, there is story happening while I paint as the colors come together to create a scene or a pattern on the canvas.
I have an absurd ability to focus when I am painting. I completely forget to take breaks and time passes quickly. Hours pass by while I am painting and I realize I haven’t taken a break yet. I ignore the world around me when I am painting.
Likewise, I paint because of the adventures it has taken me on. I have met and become friends with amazing people through painting and visited new places that are now part of my life story.
Another reason I paint is because the next painting always poses a new challenge and new ideas. Whether it is a 27 foot tall mural in a foreign land like Sicily or a commission of Iceland. I am always inspired by the next painting. There will never be enough time for all the paintings I want to do.
Thanks for the letting me share my love of painting with you. What do you love to do?