Eric Son received his BFA in Entertainment Arts and Secondary Teaching Credential from California State University, Fullerton. For over a decade, he has taught high school students in Southern California. His artworks are the result of his need to paint and create something unique and different; it is a challenge and an outlet; a discipline and a passion. Inspiration for art can come at any time and in any place. Even though he sees and observe people and their expressions, he is not confined to one subject area, preferring to various projects and media depending on the task at hand. Eric seeks to convince the viewer of how he interprets his subjects. ‘Reality’ is always subject to interpretation. The realist painter conveys his or her own reality and hopes to engage the viewer in sharing the illusion. Eric defines his work as a balance between mastery of technique, an opinion to express and an emotional reaction.