Simon Birch is an artist that I found through stumbleupon.com. He is a young artist who is self taught and has his own unique style. I’ve seen paintings of out of focus landscapes and images, something like what a camera would produce. His paintings are different because of the unique textures that he creates in his works. I want to use the idea of his work, blurring the image in my own way rather than just realistically recreating it. My work will create different textures and have a more illustrative nature. I also plan on making not only paintings but more pastel drawings because I like the heavy layering of color that I achieved in my first drawing.