The search for beauty -– real, classic, human, imagined and perceived. Color -- the blending, blurring, mixing and total amazingness of it. For years I pushed around pixels. Now I'm essentially pushing around liquid plastic. Realism bordering on abstraction. The preponderance of nudes throughout the history of art. In my portraits, the light of God shining through in the face of Humanity. After spending 90% of the time carefully rendering a face in a painting, spending the other 10% obliterating it. But -- a new persona emerges. Finally, hopefully, paying some sort of irreverent tribute to all of the great painters, craftsmen and thinkers from the past who came up with all the great ideas first.