The Human Figure:

Like the pianist that always goes back to practicing the scales, painting the figure is, for the artist who attempts to paint people, at the core of artistic fundamentals.  The human body is mysterious and can be aesthetically pleasing.  Also, it affords the artist who paints or draws on a large scale the opportunity to "move a lot of medium around," in an attempt to capture the light and naturalness of a gesture and the subtleness of expression.

"Miriam, Beyond the Moment" …this beautiful model always seemed to transcend the moment and take her mind to a distant place.  She wore small bells in her braids and on an anklet.  These were to me expressions of her freedom within.  I placed her in a dreamlike darkness where she could, if she chose, open to the full light of day.

24"x48" Oil on Linen