American Art Collector Magazine. This represented a unique opportunity to participte in a special section devoted to promoting portrait artists accross the country.
I chose to present my Pastel Portraits and included one of my most recent, "Reflections of Zen"
I chose this piece because it really reflects where my work is at this moment. I am immersed in Nupastel...I am enamored of their palette and flexibility and I love working on Colorfix paper, which allows a lot of layers and interest in the piece. You can see how I layer colors in this pastel portrait video.
Also, I think this portrait shows that you can take a photo, often a moment in-between staged poses, and turn it into something beautiful. Intensify the colors. Capture a fleeting glance. Show an inner glow. I love creating portraits where you can look at them again and again, finding new moments each time you look a them.
If you have questions about my work, or are interested in having a custom portrait created, please contact me at 81artist(at)comcast.net.
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