My primary interest is in portraiture with an emphasis on capturing the essence or spirit of the subject. The portraits range from a minimalist style to a more traditional , painterly treatment of the face. I sometimes use beeswax on the portrait which creates and interesting texture and can give an ethereal aspect to the painting. I love capturing the many beautiful faces of different cultures, children, and the elderly. I also enjoy painting still-life occasionally, exploring the never-ending possibilities.