My goal in painting a portrait is to capture the spirit of the subject. I strive to let that spirit burst forth out of the 2-dimensional canvas. Often working from photos that the client takes themselves, insures that the subject is caught in a comfortable way, that is characteristic of their movements, expressions, and surroundings. A conversation about the subject helps me to grasp their personality.
" I don't know that it's possible to convey in words just how special are the portraits you have painted for us. Sam's portrait was the first and you captured him beautifully. Everyone was so thrilled that we knew each grandchild would have to have their own portrait. The reaction of each upon first seeing "their" portrait has been priceless. I love each and every one of the seven portraits - there is such a lovely sense of timelessness and a dreamy quality about them. I can't imagine my home without these treasured portraits! Thank you." ~ Jo Acres, Las Vegas, NV