(Portland, OR USA)
Brooke, Oil on linen panel, 20"x10"
I want my paintings of people to be alive. That by looking at this painting, it could suddenly take a breath. The only way for me to begin this process is to work from life. To spend time with someone, observing, is the best way to receive information to create from. The best way to get a true likeness. Not just what someone looks like, but also how they move, their presence. A few times I feel that I have even gotten close to this goal.