"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
"There was some criticism of earlier works, like the Hollywood-Hampton characters, when I first showed them in L.A. They thought I was just making fun of the Hollywood types, as if ‘here she comes from the East Coast, and who does she think she is’ or something."