As a representational figurative painter, I depict images that I observe from the people I see in everyday life. I start by photographing people around me, preferably but not always, unobserved by them. I am often drawn to small groups of two or three and notice the similarities that invariably evolve out of regular interaction between family members, lovers, friends, and working partners.
An ongoing series of Hand Portraits stems from my 30-year career as a Massage Therapist. My hands allow me to “see” my clients in a way that my eyes cannot. I find myself looking at peoples’ hands even before seeing their faces. It seems, at least to me, that hands tell a person's real story and I am drawn to portraying them.
I am also a portrait painter, and accept commissions.