My paintings contain stories some part of which may reach the viewer. writing is more direct, in many ways a simpler means of communicating. we all use words, we know what words mean or we think we do. nuance, the double entendre, irony, sarcasm, misleading statements and outright lies make things more complicated. that saying, 'a picture's worth a thousand words' is never more true than when the written word has to somehow convey the expressiveness of the spoken word.