If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick?
I would chose to be a master at Oil Painting. Until now I’ve been limiting myself to watercolor, but there’s something about oil painting that lures me. My hero is Rembrandt and I love the way he used light and shadows – lost and found. I also love his wisdom in being able to decide when fine detail is not required in telling the story. Sometimes, its just a suggestion of detail or it might be that the story is best told with a blurry slash. I never tire of looking at his paintings. They make me feel connected to the people he painted because he keeps them alive in a way. He rendered their spirit, their character. They look out at us as much as we look in at them. I would like to be able to do that, capture that. It’s a path I dare to take.