I was wondering this because in later works he comes back to painting a lot, it seems like a particular interest.
'Rose Madder', 'Road Virus Heads North', 'Stationary Bike', 'Duma Key'. Maybe I'm forgetting some...
Does he paint? Collect paintings? What started this obsession?
Or is it nothing more than that he enjoys stories about paintings coming alive as he wrote somewhere in an afterword.
I couldn't find a thread about it, sorry if it was already mentioned.