I love the work of Gustav Klimt. I am humbled by his ability to seamlessly blend decorative elements and realism in his canvases. His treatment of fabric especially captivates me. He seems to pay homage to his subjects by enveloping them in richly patterned backdrops and fabrics.
I love fabric and I love wine; both for me need to be lush, and layered and full-bodied. These are the sensuous elements I want to explore in my wine series paintings.