These paintings are a part of the series I created for my solo show "Genesis" with Thumbprint Gallery in La Jolla, CA back in 2015. Creative friends and acquaintances served as muses for this display of my "dirty/pretty" theme. I love the combination of female portraiture that is hard, yet soft. Tough, yet sensitive. I use the rough abstract overlays over the soft portraits to illustrate the dualities that women possess.