These paintings were created for a designer's room at the Kips Bay Showhouse and they include his beloved pups, his amusement with monkeys and a mini portrait. My first encounter with grotesque paintings was at the Vatican Museum where they cover the walls and offer some very amusing combinations. I used this vehicle for creating something personal, vertical (because that was what was needed for the space) and whimsical without being cute. In the process of painting, I fell in love with the possibilities and lyrical beauty of morphing images. Pets, children, school mascots, coat of arms, trophies, wine bottles; many things can be incorporated into these paintings. They can be colorful, small or large, classical or modern; anything is possible. It's really up to my client and our joint imaginations.