This city hums with energy. You step out your door and feel it immediately. Your pace picks up, your senses are on high alert and there's eye candy everywhere you look. The architecture, the terrasses, the cafes, the people, the dogs, the storefronts, the traffic - it's constant and pervasive and you bring it back to the studio with you. There's no painting sylvan landscapes or pretty flowers. The brush dances across the canvas and the haunting memory of glimpses of graffiti pervade the imagery.