Since we are visibly different and our faces reveal our soul, I paint portraits. I treasure honoring nature with paint and a brush. Something magical happens as a subject's inner spirit emerges onto a canvas. Viewing a portrait painting can be an opportunity to slow down, open social and emotional walls, to know and feel a subject's essence and experience a genuine connection with them.
I found portraiture through years of travel, drawing, painting, and study plus, influences such as Renoir, Warhol, Alex Katz and my artist father, who, when I was only two, gave me drawing materials and an ongoing passion for knowledge, for art, for life. As a portrait painter, my goal is sensitivity to your needs while imparting your individuality to create a portrait that will be cherished now and for generations to come.
Recently I was commissioned, by the Sarasota Arts & Cultural Alliance, to paint a piano.I love the piano and my painting is a homage to it and to the composers and singer - composers whose music continues to give us joy. The piano now has a permanent home on ABC 7's Sarasota Suncoast View daily TV show.
From 2012, my portraits have received numerous prestigious juried exhibition awards and since 2015 have had 9 solo exhibitions. Also, upcoming solo exhibitions will be December 2018 at Bonita Springs Center for the Arts and March 2019 in Sarasota at the Player's Theatre.
Currently, my conceptual and commissioned portrait paintings are in private collections in the U.S., Brazil, Canada, Denmark, and Dubai. I am a member of ART Inside Gallery, 30 Palm Ave in Sarasota where my work is available.
Painting a portrait of Jerry King