Visiting the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam in June 2013 was inspirational on many levels. This newly reopened museum featured more Van Gogh’s then anywhere in the world. I have seen his work in NYC, Paris, and also visited where he last lived and eventually died in the south of France. Being able to be within inches of his works and admire the details of his brushstrokes and color choices left me in awe. I have also stood in the actual room he so famously painted here in the insane asylum before he took off his ear and his life.
I have a song called The Night Painter that I will be performing at The White House in Orlando on October 27th 2013 that I have dedicated to this painter and his work that has inspired me throughout the years. I also feel like a night painter when creating my tone poems in the late night and early morning hours.
What is your inspiration that will allow you to bring this level of detail to your work?
As long as there is an artist with a vision, something to say and a unique way of saying it, there hopefully will be an audience to support their ideas. Our goal as producers is to find that vision and shed a light on it.