If you were an artist tool, what would you be?
Pastels… because a work of art with pastels has many layers, rubbed areas, blended sections, and transparencies. That is what my life is like.
What inspires you the most?
Music. All different kinds: piano, classical, rock, pop, Gospel, acoustic, or just simple voice. It can envelope me and send me to a different place, change my mood, or just let me be quiet.
What’s the best advice you ever had about how to be more creative?
Stop thinking. That keeps you in your left brain, and that is not the creative side. Go down into that tunnel where no one can talk to you – let your arm and hand holding the brush (pencil, or pastel) just move on its own.
Any favorite artist quotes?
“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” – Edward Hopper
When it comes to pencil sharpeners, do you prefer electric, manual, hand held, or a Swiss army knife?
Electric. Love, love, love a good, quick, extremely sharp tip.