A person's face can express a moment, or the journey, of life. A good portrait is perhaps a glimpse of the soul within that moment in life. That glimpse is the goal I pursue with each portrait I attempt. If that goal is achieved, we are allowed to part the curtain and gaze for an instance thru the window to the soul. Many of the portraits were painted while in Italy. I like to arrange the subject in a natural but unique pose…and then see if I can slide the curtain aside.
"Gustavo" …an erudite Brazilian model, who was, himself, an artist.
20"x24" Oil on Canvas