Hello from Manhattan! I've been painting in a representational manner for about 6 years. I graduate from college in 1999 with a BFA in illustration. My older work was very stylized so my latest work is a deliberate departure from that both in form and content. I'm hoping to connect with other artists here who are interested in sharing ideas and encouragement. I have few artist friends who I can meet with in real life so this seems like a great substitute.