I don’t have an underlying meaning for my paintings. I paint things that interest me. When I look at a scene I’m thinking about how I would paint it and if it would be interesting. Not interesting to others, interesting to me. Painting is a very selfish pastime for me. But it’s interesting when someone likes my work. I get critique from my wife and daughters. Their critique can be brutal but it is very useful. It is rare that I don’t take their advice.
Do you start out your work with an underlying meaning that you want to communicate?