Fittingly titled "Steam" the 18" x 24" canvas is filled with acrylic and a little bit of pencil and pastel. I am looking for the right words to express the emotion I feel in this turning point in both aspects of creating and in the appearance of this work. Perhaps free? And contented. You can gain some perspective into my art world with a quick glance at some pieces circa 1990 - 2000 or some of my portraits. Detail oriented, realistic, even the skies and animals in Melting Pot depict a picturesque world. More recent landscapes have been a bit more expressive, and color saturated. Over the past year I have implemented more design elements into my new work. I have expanded into acrylic and mixed media to meet personal, and practical needs like ease of shipping and glassless framing. Drawn to cuisine and culinary presentations I have snapped pictures of food around the world since I was a teen. Last year I dramatically changed my lifestyle to mainly vegetarian. I find the colors and essence of the foods appealing, so much that I find myself drawing and painting plates, cups....breakfast, lunch and dinner. I do not feel a departure from my skies, landscapes and portraits. Stay tuned as I continue to capture what brings me joy. Thanks for joining me on my Visual Journey.