Focusing primarily on portraiture, my paintings and drawings employ the exactitude of Hyperrealism / Photorealism, with more traditional elements of Classical Realism and Romanticism, to create an idealized reality which offers an heroic view of the subject. I strive to achieve an aesthetically pleasing portrait which is painstakingly observed, unflinchingly honest, and deeply sympathetic.

 

The meticulous attention to detail, characteristic of my work, is the result of countless hours of focused concentration and calculated intention. The Trompe l'oeil effect invites the highest level of scrutiny, thereby seducing the viewer into a deeper engagement with the work, the subject, and quite possibly themselves — making each portrait as much meditation as representation.

 

Artist Statement