Madeleine Gross is a Toronto/Miami based artist who combines photography and painting to represent how we live in both reality and fantasy. She photographs idyllic scenes from across the world and paints vibrant strokes over selections of people, objects, and landscapes. The result is a unique aesthetic: part photo, part painting, photorealism and abstraction in one frame. The blend of styles illustrates the fantasy and daydream of human experience. It comments on how our emotions and expectations color how we see people and places.