#1. I GET TO GO ON ADVENTURES
My summer started with a trip to my alma mater, the University of Notre Dame, who commissioned me to return to that impressive campus and paint the Golden Dome. I loved being around the students and working with the Notre Dame Magazine staff who made this image into 2500 prints for their donors.
In October, I took an influential trip to Paris. The artwork in the Louvre and Museo D’Orsay was the shot in the arm I needed to up-level expectations and keep moving forward. I created this painting As the Light Dances when I returned home to express this eagerness.