Henry David Thoreau wrote: “Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?”
Through my work, I ask the viewer for empathy toward the subject. The invitation to look closer is key to a successful portrait. This can be done with expression, body language, composition, and lighting, among other things. A closer look creates empathy, and empathy brings people together.
Most people do not have a portrait of themselves that they love. My purpose as an artist is to provide that to them. I believe that every single person is beautiful, and I want to show them.