+1 ::: Why do
I tried to sell water filters but got
fired and then got into the refrigerator
repair business but that was pretty slow.
+2 ::: Could
you tell me some more about your art?
::: Do you think more about your subject
matter or simply paint to express yourself?
paint to make money for a double wide
mobile home I have been eyein for about
three years now. It's got a bath and a
half in it.
::: Who or what are your biggest influences?
Wilkerson is a big influence. Back in
arkansas he taught me about being thrifty
with refrigerator parts when Iwas trying
to break into the business. He showed
me you cant waste anything so I recycle
lots of stuff off the reservation where
+5 ::: What do
you do for fun (besides art)?
like chicken enchiladas and tequila every
now and then.
::: What inspires you to paint and how
do you keep motivated when things get
tough in the studio?
and pretty girls inspire me.
::: How have you handled the business
side of being an artist and what tips
would give to other artists?
watching other artist, I can tell being
friends with successful artists must make
your art better. Getting along with the
important ones helps as well. I tried
to join a Yahoo outsider art group once
and the queen bee there kicked me out
of the group because I told her she wasnt
wearing any clothes. That probably ruined
my career. But at least I still got my
::: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
still selling my work on the tesuque reservation
at the flea market here in New Mexico
until I can pay off the mobile home.
::: Could you talk about your latest series
of work and what you are trying to achieve
have been painting the devil alot lately
because sin has been all over me once
I decided I needed the money for that
mobile home. I have done some awful things
trying to get that downpayment together.
+10 ::: What
advice would you give to an artist just
Dont do it unless your house has caught