I consider painting a portrait a very challenging endeavor, because
it goes far deeper than the actual process of painting the external
appearance of the person, which makes the portrait entirely unique
I use the Old World painting techniques with the best and most expensive
painting materials, to give the portrait the appearance of a classical
painting, like the ones you see in the best museums.
My goal is that every portrait I produce, will become a true heirloom
that will be cherished for many generations of the descendents of
that sitter, because a well made portrait will outlive any photograph
by hundreds of years.
To provide a more natural look, I encourage the sitters to be painted
entirely from life, but distance or busy schedules does not always
allow for this luxury. In those cases, I still want to have a limited
number of live sit-in's to do quick sketches complemented with photographic
studies. This is unavoidable when panting small children or pets.
"Simeon With The Christ Child In The Temple"
Oil On Board 9" X 11" - Collection of the Artist