With each painting I learn something new—not just about my craft, but myself. Most importantly, I’ve learned that life itself, not just art, is about duality and contradiction. Sensuality and spirituality, thinking and feeling, light and dark, transitory and timeless; these are the opposite poles that inform our existence. A flower fades in the late afternoon light. Even the sun that illuminates it will one day sputter and die. Yet paradoxically, this moment, this one miraculous confluence of events brings together something so simple and beautiful that it seems timeless.