Painting should move past the safe realism most people are familiar with. I want viewers to see beyond their own already adopted and settled concepts that a painted tree should look like a real tree. If you want a 'real' tree then take a photograph.
I write mostly literary fiction and mostly books of short stories. Some of the stories include experiences gained from world travel. My short stories show ordinary people in unusual circumstances. Many of the stories have humor. Others have pathos. We all enjoy a cry once in a while.