To this day I relive the emotions I felt during the time I lived in Berlin, it was exhilarating. But in keeping with the current account the narrative connected to my art is as follows ~ When I arrived I was loaded with an expectation to come away changed; to have broken new ground in a demonstrable way. As time passed I began to feel as if what I was doing was not any different from the way I worked at home, in fact I felt I was unable to escape my provincial mindset. But I kept working, the New Brunswick Painter in a Foreign Land. What was different was the content with which I had to work. My Romantic side existed still, but self-reference in my paintings was exchanged for the living history and the social and cultural melieu which surrounded me.