My artwork was a substitute for getting out and seeing the world. I was in Middle America, and my artwork was my escape. Ideally, I paint late at night when it’s dark, no one’s around, and it’s hopefully raining outside, I just can’t paint in the day when it’s bright and shiny. When everyone’s asleep and dreaming, that’s when my best comes out. And when you wake up in the morning, I’ll have a new painting on the wall’probably something you dreamed about the night before.