For me, portrait work is not just about creating an image. I strive to show the subject's character, personality, and emotions. It is about seeing the beauty of the person I am painting for who they are, not just how they look.
In order to achieve this, I like to take the time to get to know my subject, to understand their story, their passions, and their unique qualities. Through careful observation and thoughtful interpretation and a personal relationship, I work to capture the subtle nuances of people’s expressions, the sparkle in their eyes, and the essence of their being.
Every portrait is a collaboration between myself and my subject. Together, we work to create a piece that truly reflects who they are and what they stand for. Whether it's a commissioned portrait or a personal project, I approach each piece with the same level of care, attention, and dedication.
Ultimately, my goal with portrait work is to create a timeless piece of art that captures the essence of the person and preserves their memory for years to come. It is an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with this responsibility, and I take it very seriously.