Done in a contemporary realistic style, these oil paintings express the emotional and existential conditions of life.  Using tools such as a palette knife, ink brayer, brush, squeegee, and sometimes even the artist's fingers, each brush stroke and glob of paint creates the overall feeling of the painting. Winged VictoryTough CookieRed AppleLemonsRed RoseNature meets TechnologyIn the Studio with DayneMidnight SmokeCandle in the DarkStanding StillRed Betta FishPineappleGlowing OrangeContemplateGirl with the Dangle EarringLemon LimeIt's Not Easy Being GreenRosaRed AppleVulnerableWildflowerReoccurring DreamGreen AppleDysphoriaBroken JawWild SideRedI'm Looking Through YouSplatShadows