1. Ignore art critics
I don’t listen to what art critics say. I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.
2. Obscurity sparks curiosity
I cross out words so you will see them more; the fact that they are obscured makes you want to read them.
3. Think about life!
I start a picture and I finish it. I don’t think about art while I work. I try to think about life.
4. Like everything
The more I paint the more I like everything.
5. Make art like a kid
I like kids’ work more than work by real artists any day.
6. Picture perfect isn’t necessarily great art
I was a really lousy artist as a kid. Too abstract expressionist; or I’d draw a big ram’s head, really messy. I’d never win painting contests. I remember losing to a guy who did a perfect Spiderman.
7. Make child like art
“I want to make paintings that look as if they were made by a child.”