My 2017 series, Aquatic Life, features various marine and freshwater creatures painted in acrylic and brush pen over textured abstract canvas. These images are the result of my combined fascination with life underwater and fear of what lurks below. Painting these amazing animals familiarizes me with the subject and makes it less frightening, more friendly, and to me, more beautiful. I find the subject of aquatic life so interesting that I’m sure this will be an ongoing project in one form or another for the rest of my career.