This expressive painting is of my friend and model Stephanie. She has modeled for me quite frequently over the past several years and has appeared in many of my paintings and drawings. Stephanie came to pose for me because she loves art and wanted to contribute to my creativity. I like to let the models choose their own poses and by doing so the imagery is different and more natural. I believe in letting my sitters be themselves. In the past, I have worked in my models’ homes where I discovered that when a model feels secure a different kind of imagery and emotional quality can be had.
This oil painting is done on canvas. The work is signed and it comes accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.