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2019 was an incredibly rough year for me artistically. Because of my personal struggles, my art and creative life almost ceased completely, with the exception of my painted jackets. Even though I was still producing things, I wasn't enjoying myself as much as I had in the past - I felt that my integrity was compromised, especially with the new attention my work was getting. In order to restore some of the joy in my work, I grabbed a small watercolor notebook and began painting on-site on a vacation to Europe in October 2019. I challenged myself to paint for myself, and I thoroughly enjoyed the results. In early 2020, I decided to continue this practice on my trips to Disneyland, further challenging myself to pursue more gestural paintings instead of being consumed with minute details. Below you will find paintings I have done. This page will be updated with new artwork as it is created - I will be continuing these practices regularly. 

Disney's California Adventure, 2020
Big Thunder Mountain, 2020
Barcelona Charcuterie, 2019
Copenhagen Smorrebrød, 2019
Oga's Cantina, 2020
Star Wars Galaxy's Edge, 2020
Parc Guell, Barcelona 2019
Frederiksborg Castle, Copenhagen 2019
Aeperol Spritz, Copenhagen 2019
La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona 2019
Haunted Mansion Holiday, 2020
Dragør, Copenhagen 2019
Gothic Quarter, Barcelona 2019
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