After enjoying a long and successful career of over 25 years, as both an editorial and medical illustrator; illustrating magazines, newspapers, and institutional publications, I have recently returned to traditional oil painting. My strength and passion have always been in my ability to capture a person's likeness, as well as their personality, or "essence". I enjoy depicting the human condition... I’m fascinated with discovering what makes someone look like they do; going beyond just their physical features... capturing what makes them tick. Portraiture and people have always been my passion, but, I prefer capturing the subjects “story” or moment, not just mirroring their features.
I loved the expression of joy on this woman's face. I was at a concert when I saw her in the crowd. Everything about her was colorful, joyous, and carefree. She intrigued me & she made me smile...
Oil on Canvas, 16" X 20" unframed, 20" X 24" framed