"The ones who have had no experience with New Orleans just keep walking - which is OK too. You either like it or you don't. I believe as an artist, you take a risk in putting yourself out there. It's frightening sometimes - you have to really get geared up to take a hit or two, especially when you put a piece of your soul in a painting of a place that people may not be familiar with. But at the end of the day, I'd rather remember taking the opportunity, instead of not trying at all."