My State of the Art series has turned up a great response from many and that means more variations of like concepts. I enjoy capturing ideas or concepts in multiple paintings using a variety of brush techniques and colors to make them each their own. They may look alike at first glance but if you study them, you will notice the purposeful differences. My most recent painting, titled “State of the Art City Lights” is a depiction of the vibrant colorful energy of downtown Minneapolis with respect to the state of Minnesota. I wanted the bright colors tell a story of the city and the state to stand out more using a different shadowing effect.