PORTRAITS


Most to all of the portraits displayed on this page are done from life. The sitting usually takes the better part of four hours and the process is focused, intended to create calm, and is extraordinarily intimate. It is rare to have an uninterrupted segment of time to spend with a person, much less one who is being intensely watched and recorded. The mandatory stillness is what grounds the experience both for the painter and the subject; what is most important to capture is the essence and volumetric identity of the personality at hand. While a portrait contains the normal massing of eyes, nose, lips, cheeks, brow, and hair the endless and intricate variations determined by genes and life experience ground the artist in the method and the experience has become one of her preferred art forms.

Krist Norvet


2010, Oil on Paper 12" x 16"

Benjamin McDonald


2007, Oil on Paper 22" x 18"

Julianna Spallholz


2007, Oil on Paper 22" x 18"

Robin Schaefer


2008, Oil on Paper 14" x 9"

Lisette Sacks


2007, Oil on Paper 22" x 18"

Felicitas Sokec


2007, Oil on Paper 22" x 18"

Mike


2007, Oil on Paper 22" x 18"

Emily Brott


2007, Oil on Paper 22" x 18"

Denise Moreno


2007, Oil on Paper 22" x 18"

Mona Cello


2007, Oil on Paper 22" x  18"

Scott


2007, Oil on Paper 22" x 18"

Tom Walbank


2007, Oil on Paper 22" x 18"

Rhiannon Royse


2008, Oil on Paper 22" x 18"

Erin Bradley


2007, Oil on Paper 22" x 18"

Teresa Loveless


2007, Oil on Paper 22" x 18"

Micheyla 


2002, Oil on Paper 24" x 24"

Louyi


2007, Oil on Paper 22" x 18"

Morgan


2007, Oil on Paper 22" x 18"

Chris Black


2007, Oil on Paper 22" x 18"

Emilie Marchand


2007, Oil on Paper 22" x 18"