Point of View

Things made by hand are rare in our world.

Ralph Lauren

Portraits have a mystique and a rich heritage. It’s the ultimate luxury–a rare and enduring connection between the sitter and future generations. The most fascinating paintings in history have been portraits. What painting is more renown than the Mona Lisa? Alluring, romantic, mysterious and beautiful, she has sparked curiousity for over 500 years.

My interest in painting your portrait is to share your story–your life, your personality, and your enjoyment of the fullness of the life that surrounds you.

You may not even realize how interesting you are (most people don’t) or that your enigmatic smile, or slight lift of an eyebrow speaks volumes.  The tilt of your head recognized immediately by your friends; your direct gaze or pensive glance; the way you make room for the dog by your feet or in your chair; your choice of clothes and jewelry; the flowers, books and artifacts with which you surround yourself. With an attention to detail and an eye for what is beautiful and unique, my aim is to create a magnificent work of art that will mesmerize viewers for centuries to come.

Here’s what I know for sure–If I’m fascinated with your story, then your family, friends and those who come after us will certainly be enthralled with you too. I’m convinced, actually, that this philosophy is a large part of what makes a great portrait. I’m dedicated to the idea that future generations who see your portrait will feel your depth and dignity, and sense your intelligence, exuberance, kindness, grace, and sense of humor. They’ll see your sparkle or your quiet patience, your barely contained energy or your stalwart resolution. I want them to know you, and to pique their curiosity about you. Along with quality, it’s the underlying prinicipal of my work.

Really, we create your portrait together–I put the paint on the canvas, but you’ve been the artist of your life, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to help you share a part of your legacy.

Let’s paint something together.