Body of Work
A portrait wants to express the quality or character of the individual, through more than blatant signifiers of say, wealth, or superficial caricature. It is always a struggle, and especially so without the help of props or context.
Through intention, intuition, and close observation, one can form a matrix of marks, picking up on the nuances of expression and posture of my subjects in their natural work element. The summation of these moments builds up an image of the habits from which a portrait of the character emerges.