Portrait Painting

I watched a show a few years back about the brain and some interesting brain injuries.  One that stood out to me was a man who could no longer recognize faces.  He could see the nose and the eyes and all the features that make up a face, but he could not put them together to identify the unique individual.  Turns out, we have an area of the brain with the sole purpose of identifying faces; the fusiform gyrus.

I suppose this is the same section of the brain that makes me turn just about anything into a face, from cars to patterns on shower curtains to my yoga bolster.

For many years I avoided painting faces, sticking to more abstract where I could create freely, without restriction.  When I finally ventured out of my comfort zone a world of possibility opened up.  There is a depth and connectedness that occurs when faces are created.  We’ve all experienced that feeling of being followed by a person in a painting.  Catching the eye of certain characters will speak to my conscience like the stern look of a parent and inspire me to get back on track.


So now, I’m venturing deeper into portraiture and offering custom portrait paintings.

If you are looking for something a little different, perhaps a commemorative painting of Grandma, a family portrait, Fluffy or a sensual painting of yourself, this is a fun and unique option.  Capture your spirit in ways the camera can’t and create a family heirloom that can be passed down for generations.