I arrived in Santa Barbara in 1980 and every day I am reminded that the greatest artist of all time is our creator, our “higher power”, who paints a breathtaking canvas every day. I find continuity in both abstracts and expressionist landscapes, and I work on both with a kind of fluidity. I think that simplicity is often more profound than complexity...whether it be in art or mathematics or music. Einsteins theory of relativity - simple, elegant, profound. Same with Mozart's music. The most powerful ideas in the human endeavor are simple ones, authentic and organic ideas and creations. In an abstract painting, it may be the elegance of the simple black lines combined with the surprise of 2 or three colors on a largely white canvas that make it powerful - such as a Mondrian piece for example. To me everything is perception. There is no one thing that is one way and that is the only way.