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My father, whose work I adore ... was down working on little things of grass and dead birds. Well, that didnt interest me. As an 8-year-old kid, I wanted knights in armor and so forth.
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From my earliest memories, my aunt was squirting out oil paint. I could just eat it. I would go from her studio and walk down to my father's house, and there he was, working in egg tempera.

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I have continued to paint; my father - who was savaged by the critics - continued to paint until practically the last week of his life.

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I just can't whip off a likeness of somebody.

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Nothing is more uninteresting than completely knowing somebody, being totally at ease.

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The great thing about a painter is that he or she lives on - I mean, Andrew Wyeth is more in his paintings than he was walking around.

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Warhol had a huge effect on me. It wasn't that I sought it out. It was more of a natural evolution.

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All my problems and anxieties certainly come out of my work, and that's the way it should be. Other than that, relationships with people I find very, very simple.

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Most of my reading is based on what I'm working on. I did a series of paintings based on the seven deadly sins, so I read Dante and then Milton's 'Paradise Lost.' That was a bit hard going.

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Painting is a field that attracts a lot of lazy people. You can just sort of sit and wait for things to come to you. I know a lot of painters who'll sit and chat it up all night. But God, I just can't do that.

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Painting to me is constant searching. I can see what I want, but I can't get there, and yet you have to be open enough that if it goes another way, then let it go that way.

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Interesting is when one can produce a picture that is pretty, but with undercurrents. The metaphor that comes to mind is in the poems of Robert Frost.

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Painting is as difficult as brain surgery. It's not that relaxing. But that's the discipline.

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