Dougie Padilla creates works that convey a sense of enchantment and gratitude. He’s been trying new things and asking, “why not?” for more than 30 years. His fish imagery comes from his dreams. Write about a dream you have had. Did you dream of everyday things or, like he did, of something that surprised you?

Now create an artwork based on an image from a dream. Try to make it 3D by adding textures that re-create the mood of the dream. Also experiment with unusual media and try his technique of combining careful focus while giving up control.