Artist: Christopher Gallego, "PLatter, 2001, Oil on board, 12 x 15 in., Private Collection, Acton, MA

Artists: don’t ever do another painting.

The best painters connect passionately with whatever is in front of them (or inside) and their art flows from that passion.

What advice would you give the person you were ten years ago?

"Internal pressure to sell each piece can easily put the kibosh on experimentation..."