What interests me is ongoing connection with the creative energy that informs all inspired human activity, whatever that activity may be. The connection, or state of being, that I access as a painter is very similar to the zen-like state that in the past I was able to enter as a distance runner. Here, intuition is heightened, the analytical mind evaporates and actions spring from a knowing rather than deciding. All is one, all is timeless, all is as it is. For me, this is a fascinating place of relief, renewal, magic and surprise; a state of being that optimizes my chances of contributing to the world in a meaningful, positive and enlightened way.