This body of work has its source in printed matter and the general experience of looking at color through the "light-box" that is the computer monitor. I use both of these elements in the construction of my tear-sheet paintings, looking to translate the aesthetic emotion found in an existing picture that already looks like a painting (appropriated or mine) as well as to study a restricted saccharine color-palette. I want to be fast and frugal with the paint and my brush work. I favor wet-on-wet but will come back for small details. Working with some of these images, I realized I am interested in fashion because when I depict women, I want it to reflect a way that is empowering femininity. I am interested in referencing a practice that has always worshiped us focusing on gloss and the mystery of glamour. Such is Fashion.