The artist may be the author and storyteller, but interpretation is ultimately up to the viewer. The thoughts, feelings, reactions, or revelations that occur when we experience art as a viewer may not resemble anything the artist as the creator had in mind or intended to convey.
A narrative starts as only one side of a story and coming from one person is inherently unreliable; it’s the many interpretations by every viewer that expand the story and give it a richer, fuller life.
These portraits are not intended to be a straightforward representation of anyone, and indeed are not based on any specific people. For me they illustrate a singular moment, a passing glance, a cursory scan; there’s just enough there to set a story in motion.
I hope you enjoy, or at least are intrigued by my work, and I hope you find something in these paintings that speaks to you.