I truly love doing commissions and portraits ... I consider it a collaboration.
Each portrait should stand alone as it own piece of art, that is my goal. You supply me the photos of the subject and I will turn it into a one of kind artwork. First I make some sketches and we'll discuss the proposed composition and color schemes by email or phone. Once we have come to a clear idea with your approval I will start.
While making the painting I will check in with you by sending you an image at the halfway point. If you are in the San Francisco Bay area you may come by the studio to check in. At the final stages we will check in once again to push or pull whats needs to attention. Through out the process your opinion and ideas are very important, so speak up and I will listen.
I am a figure painter and story teller. I believe in the power of the recognizable human form as away to universally express and inspire. The familiarity in the human form asks us to evaluate our own experiences.
“When one creates, the endless noise surrounding us gets worked through, and for a time, the world makes sense. After it is done, you have something that communicates. he greatest themes in life are explored through art. Love, hate, jealousy, fear, anger, passion and anything else you can imagine. I believe an artist's job is to tell these stories.”