This painting started as me wanting something to paint, but not having enough pictures of other people. So, I had a photoshoot where I took lots of pictures of myself and chose two that I edited and put together. Almost all my paintings start off this way. I edit them so that I like the composition and colors. Lately I have been inspired by the Painter Valeria Duca who sometimes paint people who seem to move. She paints “double exposure”, like I have done in this painting. 

This is another painting for the series I call Dreams. That title is open to interpretation from the audience, but I thought it fitting because it can both mean that the subjects in my paintings are daydreaming, or it can mean that they have just woken up and are in a place between dreaming and awake.