This bottom one was donated for a silent auction to benefit those who have lost their homes to the recent fires. Most of the workshop participants donated a painting.
Our lives are permeated with stories of all shapes, sizes and flavors, most of which we have little conscious awareness. As a child I loved illustrations, and as an adult I worked as an illustrator. But simply illustrating a given story is limiting. Now that I'm free to paint what I want, I choose more ambiguity in my subject matter.