"When painting a sunset or extraordinary rock configuration, I view it with an eye toward design integrity, I am an idealist attempting to elevate the power of the original vision by reducing it to its architectural elements."
Commercial art teaches you techniques. It is always something I will be grateful for, that and the discipline. In commercial art school, skill is stressed as much as imagination.
You needed to do things right. Students were taught to approach art that way so that somewhere in the future, when they discover their imagination is the most important thing, they will always have the discipline and the skill to draw upon."