My paintings evolve slowly, contemplatively.   When I am painting a portrait from life, the subject and situation which are most compelling to me,  I like to work in near silence.  I like my model to almost forget I am there.  Inevitably, during the course of the sittings, as the model drifts in thought, he or she experiences emotions both deeply felt and lighthearted.   I respond to the body’s subtle expression of those emotions.

This requires very careful and sustained observation.  Fidelity to my subject’s particular qualities is a blissful practice for me.  Of course, I see through the filter of my own temperament.

I always work in natural light. The most exquisite expression of light I have seen is in the radiance of flesh. The timeless and fleeting human subject as seen in the eternal and ever changing  light.