Imagine you are walking a dog down a tree lined path by a river in the middle of town, and a bear pops out of the bushes and scrambles across the path in front of you. There are no bars between you. You lock eyes and time stops for a moment. There is a huge burst of adrenaline that leaves you shaking. Everything is so intense. The sky is bluer, every speck of dirt on the path crystal clear, and the bear itself is seared into your memory.
That is what I paint.