The Portrait and Figure

I work primarily with the human form because of its limitless ability to hold and express feeling, emotion, and gesture. The portrait and figure have such massive meaning for us. At the end of the day, it is us—our being, our dreams, our fears, our memories and experiences, our past and our future.

I’ve learned that for me, effectively composing with the portrait and figure requires an intellectual dive into the human condition. I love that each piece becomes a journey, offering a better understanding of myself and the world around me.

When working in the studio I always feel inspired and grounded by the tradition and work of centuries of artists before me. This link is part of the gift of being an artist.