Every day for 35 years, artist John Evans collected trash on his way to work and made a collage with these findings, one for each day. In those 35 years he only missed one collage, because he was sick. I do lots of stuff every day. But what if, from now on I also create a painting a day?
After 2700 days of painting every day (including Christmas) I've no intention of stopping. For me, daily painting is a daily appreciation for living via the canvas. I'm a young adult cancer survivor so I have a persistence to make sure every day matters. Daily painting has become a reminder every day can bring with it reason. My optimism and perception have become part of the process of creating each day without reservation or excuse. The finished painting represents a consistently positive and stabilizing presence of my view of my immediate surroundings.