How did you get into debt?
left job, tried something else,for income ,not a salesman, someone needed help, profitable.Started Artist painting again in winters mostly, got behind on everything.
How does your economic reality effect your art?
I think sometimes being, in a hard place can benifit an artist' work as witnessed from artists lives in the past, ie van Gogh, Pollock, etc.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
more time dedicated and some buying different paint colors ,more work