I found my way from film making to painting literally by accident as an injury caused to stay still and heal. More interested in mythology and story than current trends I chose to study the ancient wisdom, soulfulness and arts of other cultures. My work is inspired as much by tribal designs from archaeology sites as traditional portrait painting. Shrines in Kathmandu, Nepal taught me about color. My goal is to integrate these qualities so the paintings feel timeless and resonate. My personal mission is to create upbeat environments.
I specialize in portrait paintings that capture character, emotion and personality by bringing these same qualities to my portraits. I compose my portraits the way a film director would, sometimes creating extreme close ups, and with respect to quality lighting.