As an illustrator, my work focuses on giving visual form to stories and ideas so that they can be shared universally. My paintings emphasize aesthetic detail and intricacies to build interest in the piece while creating characters and personalities in each work. As an artist, I am very intrigued with attempting to give each of my pieces a certain feeling that goes with it that can be then conveyed to the viewer. This collection of works is the result of taking my fascination with emotional transference and applying it to my personal experience with the city of Paris. Having lived in the city for a significant period of time with the program, I was able to engage myself with Paris in ways that many other visitors and travelers cannot. I spent long stretches of time researching these specific sites and observing the environment and how the people interacted with it. It is these experiences, in which I was spending time living in the city as a person, and not as a tourist, which I desire to share with others. Each of these paintings represents the feelings or emotions that specific locations in Paris and the surrounding areas evoked within me, and the general atmosphere of the area as I perceived it during my field studies. I hope to take these parts of the city and paint them as living, breathing organisms- to give them in a visual, more literal manner the life that they held in person. By personifying the city of Paris through my paintings, viewers will better understand the Paris that I not only visited, but experienced.