In my artistic journey, I have tried many styles and methods. My recent exploration was with wax medium and a heat gun. I wanted to take images of nature like rocks or the ocean, abstract them and create a new landscape of colors. Even though these abstract pieces are successful and beautiful on their own, I felt that I was alienating my pure passion of realistically painting animals and nature. My new work, therefore, is a combination of the old and the new styles, creating more surprises yet staying true to my love of the animals and the beauty of our natural surroundings.