In 2018, I needed a break from watercolors. This is what followed. Highly saturated oil paint used in a thick impasto manner were applied thinly to quite thick. Unconstrained exaggerated colors combine to make a surreal and abstract rendition of each subject. My fingers, brushes, and palette knives combined to create an eclectic composition of texture and feeling. My hope was to paint lifelike, in that you are immediately aware of the subject, yet possess an incredible abstract texture that takes the viewer into a world of imagination.