Last year I started creating something I'd never really done before, personal work. When I say personal work, I mean painted sketches that directly talked about thing's that have happened to me in my life. But instead of just trying to paint the events verbatim, I took those experiences and transported them into my preferred environment which is the fantasy world. More specifically, kind of a medieval/viking type setting. I'm going to be doing 7-8 of these pieces, most of which I've already sketched out, and working them up into finished paintings. When I started doing these I figured it'd be a nice little diversion from the usual things I was painting... what I didn't realize at the time was just how therapeutic and cathartic they were going to be. In fact, I'm more excited about working on these paintings than anything else. Pictured here is the first of those personal sketches entitled 'Unleashed'.