“I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.”
-Dr. Samuel Johnson, English Writer (1831)
Portraits are my favorite subject to work on. I love the ability to customize and share a perspective about the life around me. I typically choose people (and the occasional animal) of who I know. Color and line work are the most influential component to my art. I love creating still moments bombarded with small gestures/marks. I simply produce art as a hobby and sometimes gifts, so I often do not document the process; nevertheless, my interaction with color through portrait-making has informed me about how colors relate and generate different sentiments.