Using acrylic paint on canvas, I like to create emotional experiences for the viewer by sharing my own visual and emotional experiences in cityscapes, landscapes, and abstract representations of water. I use music to elicit emotional responses through the painting, and work mostly from personal digital photographs, memory, and imagination. This painting series is based on Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s model of the five stages of grief. My areas of research include psychology, colour theory, and exploring physical environments prior to painting. The natural environment, water reflections, energy, and spirituality are some of my artistic interests. I am inspired by Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Abstract Expressionism art movements.