Using paint to make an illusion has been the preoccupation of painters as long as painting has existed. The honest display of paint to make an illusion is evident in the all picture-makers I admire. I am pleased to continue that tradition, boasting in paint. Some create depictions of objects disguising the paint they use. Some use paint to embellish an object. Granted, a painting is an object but paint can break the bonds of an object. Paint is beautiful and the vessel of color. Paintings should look like paint.