I have been fortunate to study under several professional artists – one of whom was a professional portrait artist who was trained at Slade in England.
I am passionate about portraits.
Although I do work from photographs (and from life), I seek to portray the sitter in a characteristic way and do not just “copy a photograph”. I must, therefore, meet with the client and take a series of my own photographs. Not every photograph captures the essence of the sitter.