20" x 20"

As an artist I deal specifically with representing relationships. More specifically, I try to represent personal relationships with those that have inspired my life. As a portrait artist these people represent "the ties that bind" me to the person I am today.

My intention is to provide a contemporary perspective on the human spirit of those closest to me through the use of expression. Through working in charcoal I am able capture a photorealistic stage for the audience to interact with the personality of each portrait. Overall, my work does not represent an idealistic beauty, but rather, it represents the spirit of the individuals and the depth of character that they each possess.