I paint portraits with the objective of creating beautiful, unique works of art that reveal the subject as I see them with an impressionistic interpretation of reality. My artwork comes out of my dogged (no pun intended) if not stubborn commitment to work hard and practice the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Of all of the potential subjects that can be painted, I find the human form, and particularly the face, the most interesting and worthy of exploration. I am amazed at how a tiny variation in shape, line, color or texture can completely alter the identity of a person. This intense focus on details that fit into the big picture is immensely fascinating and perplexing to me. Portraits give me the opportunity to have face to face interactions with others that I find very personally satisfying. My goal is to create not only a likeness of the individual but to try to capture that specific expression that helps to define some facet of the individual personality of the subject.