It is amazing how we start doing something and then realize that by doing one thing it leads to another. That's what happened with this series. I did one painting and it got me thinking about all the women I had met as we traveled and suddenly there I was painting pictures of them and my memories. When we lived in Manila, I studied Chinese Brush Painting with Professor Chen Bing Sun. I adored that man, he really made us work, and at the same time taught us how to observe and "get to the essence".