TRANSCENDENT FACES

 isis wearing rosary beads, mixed media, 6x6x2”

shuranda, graphite, 16x12"

russel, graphite, 16x12"

charlotte, graphite, 16x12"

diamond girl, mixed media, 24x20"

gold leaf girl 1, mixed media, 12x10"

love that girl, mixed media, 20x24"

shop girl 1, mixed media, 20x24"

erica, graphite, 16x12"

isis looking at you, in progress, oil on wood, 48x48”

same face, oil & wax on wood, 18x18"

isis looking down, oil on wood, 12x12"

zita at 88, oil on wood, 18x18"

isis looking out, oil on wood, 24x24"

bruges madonna tulipa, charcoal & pastel, 30x25"

isis looking at you, oil on wood, 48x48”

same face, in progress, oil on wood, 18x18"

isis looking at you, oil on wood, 48x48”

bruges madonna with sophie, charcoal & pastel

grace, oil on wood, 18x18"

brian, oil on wood, 18x18"

hope, oil on wood, 18x18"

bruges madonna tulipa, charcoal & pastel, 40x26"

bruges madonna,, charcoal & pastel, 30x25"

moving in & out 2, mixed media, 13x12.5"

lapse of luxury prints, mixed media, 13x19"

The power of the face is infinite. It can be used to convey an emotion, to build empathy, to sell, to persuade or call to action.  Most of my portraits are of people that I know who have inspired me, either from a one-time encounter or from decades of deep connections.  I am empowered by their character, uniqueness and strength.