Many of these paintings were created in Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico. I have been going there since 1977 and during many winter months I live in the jungle. There is constant sound as I have no doors or walls. My surroundings are the sea, the sky, and the jungle. I basically live outdoors with a roof overhead.
I carry my brushes and acrylic paints south each January. The masonite boards are sold at the tiny local school supply. I bought a stack and began painting retablos story boards about my life in the jungle and visions the winds brought me. Some boards have stories written on the back. Each year I have a theme to keep me focused. One year it was snakes, another year it was stories people told me.
Art supplies are scarce, the boards cut unevenly, bugs land in my paint, the wind flips them across the casa covering them with dust and other frass. These imperfections become part of each painting.