With a degree in art, a minor in photography and a dollar and fifty five cents you can get a cup of coffee, but that is about all you can get, unless you are willing to make unrealistic compromises. I don't think anyone could ever know everything there is to know about the production of art. Also, I think there are as many ways to produce art as there are artists producing it.
I started making pictures when I was ten years old and have never grown tired of the process. The images that I make don't have a deep intellectual meaning, they are just things, places, people and ideas that I like. There is not one process or medium that I like over another but, I do find myself the victim of convenience. If I have the medium handy and a burning desire to visualize an idea, anything will do, even roofing tar.
I guess my first love is painting or should I say pushing paint around on a piece of stretched canvas. I love the look of stippling with lots of dots in various colors and visual textures. I have always loved the photographic process, as well, and will continue to push it to the edge of the envelope.
As I mature I find that the work becomes all consuming and nothing but near perfection will do. "If an idea, a tidbit of creativity is worth visualizing, then it is worth the time and thought to make it the best that it can possibly be. It is my hope that someday people will look at my art work and say: “Now there's a smart looking piece," and want to take it home, hang it over the breakfast table and have a cup of coffee while looking at it.