Music and painting are very connected in my work. They each provide a certain freedom of mind and body that I do not experience anywhere else. In my best painting moments I work spontaneously listening only to an internal rhythm that is completely my own. I fly along like this without any attachment to my surroundings only thinking of my next paint stroke. Like music and dance, painting is physical. My most satisfying and successful work only comes when I know I have spent every last ounce of energy.