Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Recently delivered

Here are two commissions that have found their way home recently. Could I have asked for more picturesque subjects for either? Love what I do! 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Portrait Society of America Conference

I'm coming off of a fantastic weekend of inspiration. At the four day conference, there was amazing talent wherever you turned and overwhelming enthusiasm for the promotion of the fine art of portraiture. One major highlight included meeting and hearing speak the grand nephew of John Singer Sargent, Richard Ormond, pictured above. Each year following the conference, I return to the studio all the more driven and well adjusted in my thoughts with my focus on the big picture as I go on this wonderfully uncertain adventure of being an artist.

Sunday, October 26, 2014


This is one of the pieces on display at Classic Center Exhibition. 'Alyssa' is 11''x14'' in oil on linen. I enjoyed painting this quiet moment. I like the warmth of her ears in the sea of cools. A portrait without a face can be a refreshing approach every once in awhile. It helps me to remember the interconnectedness of all my subjects and see that the portrayal of a person, in this instance, also includes a drapery study, a still life and an assessment of color and temperature. However, somehow the inclusion of a face can sometimes be a game changer and command too much attention in relation to the rest of the painting.