A successful portrait is much more than a mirror of a physical likeness: It transcends form and reveals the subject’s spirit and personality. This is what I strive for in my work. A portrait painting must also stand on its own as a work of art. Sophisticated color, bold brushwork, mood and the interplay of light and shadow create art that can stand the test of time. I am a tireless people watcher. I am fascinated by both our amazing diversity and fundamental sameness. To capture someone, with all their complexities, through paint on canvas has to be one of the most challenging and rewarding undertakings in art. Portrait painting is the enduring art form by which I describe and celebrate the uniqueness of an individual.
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