My style of painting has evolved over the years but painting marbles has brought me much joy. Like the friends they represent, they are each unique. They are reclusive but are the center of their friends’ existence. They are members of a full, sweet box of creamy goodness but life may have taken a bite out of that serenity. They may simply be looking for a way home. They jump at chances but also might choose to conform. Each is a tiny, intricate work of art in themselves: transparent, classic, innocent, original.