Mothers, sisters, and friends serve as the inspiration for the Layered Beauties paintings. Many people have been positive influences in my life and I wanted to celebrate a few of them. I asked each woman to model for a photograph. From those photographs, I worked in acrylic paint and ink to accentuate a layered look. The media serves as a symbol for countless volumes of life experiences. The weaving of semi-transparent paint and ink represent fear, heartache, courage, and triumph that the beauties have endured. The pieces and materials have evolved and changed over time.