Animal Portraits

My animal portraits investigate the complexity of animals through expression, light, and color. Animals’ humorous expressions and behaviors can be discovered while observing and photographing them. Studying how the light defines their form or their environment, I am able to capture those elusive moments in my pictures. My photographs are the beginning. By modifying the colors of an animal or using digital tools to turn it into a painting, I am able to combine several of these painting layers into my final artwork. I sometimes draw directly on the photo digitally, using whatever is necessary to create an emotional connection with my audience.