At one of our very first meetings I had the nerve to ask him Why Art? What is an artist? What is art? Now he had been practicing art for the better part of the 20th Century! Anyway, his answer always stayed with me. He spoke of the various archetypes the artist embodied...but most importantly, he said, "The artist must always remain a child! No matter what conditions the world presents!"
34 years later I am still practicing the art because of the care he showed in nurturing my artistic expression. A teacher, fellow artist,and a friend. As long as his work is with us in the world, it will express the exquisite aesthetic, the originality of style..... his artistic consciousness... for us to share.