Working closely with my clients, we discuss what their hopes and wishes are for their portrait, as well as what will comfortably best represent their world. My goal is to always present an individual to their best advantage, going beyond mere likeness to create a living, breathing representation.
Everything included in a portrait will ultimately contribute to its success and interpretation such as lighting, background, attire, and where it will be hung.
When possible, having a person pose is optimal. Sharing time gives me a rare insight into my subjects essential character and strengths.
Using only archival paints and products, whether in oil, pastel, or charcoal, a painted or drawn portrait is a gift for future generations.