The first two paintings shown are acrylic on canvas and were inspired by an amazing photographer and friend, who photographs ballerinas. Following these is a portrait of Karl Ove Knausgård, a Norwegian writer, acrylic on canvas. The two paintings are oil on canvas and were created in 2017 during my study abroad in Florence, Italy. The first is painting of a Chimera, a Greek mythological creature, influenced by the sculpture, The Chimera of Arrezzo in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze. The second is a still life of a plant with juxtaposition between realism in the leaves and the abstraction of the planter.