Featuring portrayals of people from around the globe, visual artist Eric Mize created the “Neighbors” series as an attempt to reflect the joy of finding personal connection with people of exotic traditions. Each painting seeks to celebrate the wonder of a given culture while inviting the viewer to consider dilemmas facing that people group and what one might do to engage. Putting oil to canvas, visual artist Eric Mize offers us an enriching alternative to the dissonant energy of our new-century digital lifestyle. Having long earned a living as an electrical engineer and team leader in the tech industry, he is in a transformational life season, allowing him pursuits that align with his convictions, passions and gifting. Eric works out of his rural home studio in central Ohio where he finds reflective space to shift from the corporate to the creative.