Portraits include personal projects, private commissions and artwork made for theatrical productions.
It’s important to me to connect with the subject’s inner life, and with the materials I am using.
Paintings are made in oils, and sometimes acrylic, on canvas. Whenever possible, I mix my own paints and prepare the canvases, and use what I’ve learnt about Renaissance painting techniques in the process. Photography as well as sketching from life is an important part of the development of the paintings, and can result in additional artworks.
I seek to involve the subject in the depiction of their inner life, particularly the visual language and symbols that they carry, sometimes unconsciously. I have developed a process I use to work with subjects to allow us to discover this language together.
Do get in touch if you are interested in commissions or working together.