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As a child in a family of artists, I spent many hours in
museums and art galleries where I gradually learned to recognize
the great variety of styles and quality of work of the many
artists exhibited. Gradually, too, I came to recognize a
certain character that I would like my own work to have.
If that character must be codified, I would call it "classical
realism." It is my attempt to get as close to expressing
the truth about my subject as I can.
an age when we have a great variety of image making devices,
artists still paint portraits because a well done work can
be a very full expression of the sitter's face and character.
Because most viewers see subjectively, they will likely
see a wide range of facial expressions in a given portrait.
A painted portrait offers the artist the chance to show
several facets of the subject's personality. If they are
all in balance, no one expression will be strong enough
to overpower the others,unless the viewer is looking for
museums and old family collections bear witness to the permanence
of good work, whether oil, pastel, watercolor, or charcoal.
Quality portraits often become institutional and family
treasures, recording our history for future generations.