Galleries – Portraits (Traditional)

Having trained as a young boy in the representational tradition under the tutelage of my mentor, the 20th century realist master, Alton S. Tobey, I still take to heart Tobey’s teaching – that every element of the canvas, the colors, the brushstrokes, the background, props, etc., should all “tell the story of the subject – reveal something about her or it”. In my portraiture, whether I am painting a traditional oil or working in the more contemporary vein of my mixed media digital collage paintings, I always try to go beyond the mere representation of a likeness, I try to reveal something of the life, story, soul and character of my subject.