"I think of paintings as windows overlooking something eternal, indefinable.They seem to me sacred portals to the underworld

we left so long ago."

The first prayer, almost certainly, was offered deep in the earth, by firelight, before the ochre outline of an animal. Painters have been priests ever since. Art is one of the last sources of wonder for modern people. A link between the human heart and wild, unspeakable nature. Creating it is the best thing I can do with my days.