My goal as an artist is to create images that will last well beyond our lifetime. An oil portrait is a documentation of the dignity, grace, and individuality of the subject. It is a statement that this person is someone important and that they have brought something special into this world. I want to portray that essence of a person. I want to capture it and preserve it for posterity. If I can show the viewer an inkling of the soul, then I have achieved my purpose. Painting portraits is my passion!