"Painting is something that is always changing and expanding. And the only way to evolve is through the act of painting. You can think about it, but it’s not the same as being there. So when you return to painting after a break, you start up in a very strange place. It’s very discombobulated and takes quite a while to get back into where you are solidly evolving. The thing I find is that I have a long way to go. But it’s a great trip."