THE WHY: Artist/Cat Butler. I must sell my paintings in order to provide my cats a lifestyle in which they have been accustomed to.
THE WHO: I’m hearing impaired so I tend to self-isolate. My world is inside my head and I paint that world.
THE WHAT: That all depends. Lately landscapes. But cats are reliable subjects of which I never tire.
THE WHEN: Everyday. But always day. I seldom paint at night … eye strain
THE WHERE: Inside my home studio or outside on the patio
THE HOW: Oil in summer and acrylics in winter. Summer means overhead fan, which dries acrylics too fast. Summer means overhead fan, which you need ventilation with oils. So I guess the fan dictates my painting medium. I use heavy body acrylic or oil paint, palette knife, brushes, fingers, paws
THE PAST: I haven’t always painted. I used to write. Fiction, non-fiction, slice of life, short stories, true stories, novels. Something happened around 10 years ago, Something inside my head (the usual suspect) and I just didn’t like doing it anymore. I’m not sure I ever did. I thought I liked it. It wasn’t until I started painting that I realized my true calling. This is where I’m meant to be and where I will stay.
THE PRESENT: I don’t have a particular style and not looking for one. I’m too restless to stay in just one niche. I may be on a minimalist, limited palette kick for a while then move on to busy landscapes with lots of color next. Sometimes I paint tonal, dark and moody then I’m off to paint florals. It may not be ideal to be all over the place but if I had to stick with one or even two categories then I’d get bored and antsy.
THE FUTURE: Famous Deaf artist sells invisible painting for a million dollars (a glimpse inside my head).