I am honoring the timelessness of portraits using fantasy and fiction instead of realistic depiction of a certain individual or the self. Every image is singular, an individual with a name. They are abstract concepts representing collective humanity, scenes from daily life, and especially the garish, expressive quality of the imagined human face. Using both traditional and non-traditional materials and techniques, I consider them drawings that become paintings. With the language of cartoons, imagination, and humor, an abstract realism comes about with concentrated intuition.