Painting the figure allows me to segue between fact and fiction, to tell a story. The result reflects my response to the model and the time and the style in which it is completed. Painting the figure is not necessarily a desire for likeness, but a desire to catch the character of the person and project an experience, expression or feeling.
I have worked with some of the models over many years. We share friendships and mutual respect for each other's work.
These recent paintings are acrylic on canvas or oil on panel.