These are two paintings from my new series of figures showing women striking the same pose. It proved to be a fun and challenging project. Completely out of my imagination, the figures more than fill the space of the canvas. They’re pink, purple, white, and black with bright-colored backgrounds. By adopting a confident, casual pose each figure exudes energy, independence and freedom. I like the feel of these paintings. They’re diverse, yet similar. They’re bold, yet not in your face. They seem to be celebrating both uniqueness and commonality — appealing concepts for all people.