Green Hope

Green Hope

2011, Oil on Canvas, 24” x 24”
Chanel proved ideal for a portrait that related to youthful expressions for a ‘greener’ future. Her strong structure, green eyes and upward glance capture a sense of potential or hope.

intimate-space

Intimate space

2009, Oil on Canvas, 36” x 30”
This large yet close image draws the viewer into a sense of intimacy with the subject. The contrast lighting focuses attention to the eyes and lips enhancing sensuality.

First-Light

First Light

2009, Oil on Canvas, 36” x 36”
This oversized portrait engages intimacy with the viewer. Her first sight after waking is reflected by the reclining figure with soft under-lighting on her face and early morning eyes.

Savanna's-Morning

Savanna’s Morning

2009, Oil on Canvas, 48” x 36”
Horizontal light from an out of frame window flows diagonally across this portrait. The offset of warm and cool colour and the perpendicular sub-structure of the composition reflect the balance of things like day/night.

First Morning

First Morning

2011, Oil on Canvas, 72” x 48”
Sensuality is tempered by caution as this painting seeks to express the energy of a forthright presence. The model is self assured and at the same time guarded, waking the first time in a stranger's bed.

Summer-Morning

Summer Morning

2012, Oil on Canvas 30” x 30”
This summer morning portrait captures those feelings of being warm, rested and happy.

Transcend

Transcend

2009, Oil on Canvas, 36” x 36”
This large scale portrait is rendered with a limited pallet to focus the viewer on the simplicity of the model’s expression. She has an unavoidable presence that is at once, engaging and at the same time concealed.

the-Letter

The Letter

2009, Oil on Canvas, 36” x 24"
The letter is a curiosity for the viewer and a secret for the subject. The portrait has a slight smile so any news must be pleasing. There are so many possibilities for the dreams of youth.

Chanel

Chanel

2010, Oil on Canvas, 40” x 30"
This portrait of a young mixed race woman has a clear gaze and friendly presence. The vibrancy of colour, the sharply defined edges, and symmetrical balance reflect her zest for life.

Forbidden-Fruit

Forbidden Fruit

2011, Oil on Canvas, 48” x 60”
Body art and its many value interpretations are intriguing. Rebellion countered with aesthetics; tribalism with individualism, branding with genealogy, grace with grimace . This portrait is of Crystal, a moving canvas…naked, unapologetic and biting into the forbidden fruit of the sensual life.

Red-Dress

Red Dress

2009, Oil on Canvas, 30” x 30”
This penetrating portrait of a young woman looking straight into the viewer’s eyes is very engaging. The motive of her posture is unexplained and unknowable.

Polka-Dot-Beach-Bag

Polka-Dot Beach Bag

2009, Oil on Canvas, 36” x 36”
A casual moment in suspension. This portrait of a young woman waiting for a ride or friend is looking off frame and forward to the future. This holding place is temporary and her posture is impatient. Her playful anticipation is confirmed by the polka-dot beach bag.

Downcast-Dancer

Downcast Dancer

2008, Oil on Canvas, 16” x 20”
This emotional portrait of Natalia, an immigrant Russian ballerina, seeks to reflect the deep emotion of her displacement.

Spring

Spring

2010, Oil on Canvas, 40” x 30”
Sharp shadows and cool light spectrum tell of early season change from the chill of winter. This portrait of Meredith uses the simple colour structure to demonstrate the warmth of the model in resistance to the cool setting.

Attitude-RED

Attitude-RED

2008, Oil on Canvas, 36” x 48”
This portrait of Michelle catches her at a disconcerting moment. The use of red and green emphasizes the extreme of emotional swing and the red eye makeup places her on the distrusting side of that swing.

The-Yogi

Calm

2009, Oil on Canvas, 24” x 24”
The inward focus of the subject and passive gesture of the slight nod are cradled in a backdrop of warmth to reflect her inner calm and self awareness.

Hope

Hope

2009, Oil on Canvas, 48” x 36”
This young subject displays the unadorned radiance of her age and the introspection of an early adult forming a future.

Symmetry

Symmetry

2009, Oil on Canvas, 36” x 24”
Symmetry of facial structure is pleasing. This portrait of a young woman is a study in symmetricality and its inherent ready acceptance by the viewer as being attractive.

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