Portrait painting needs to be more than just a photo-type likeness. As an artist you have to paint what people think the person looks like.
I always feel the true likeness lives partway between the actual physical face and what we think or feel about that person–like a filter halfway between us.
Our inside perception of a person changes what we see with our eyes.
Thompson Family at the Camp
Egg Tempera on panel
30 x 40 inches, 2014
oil on canvas,
Oil Portrait – Judy Wathen
Oil Portrait of Judy Wathen, commissioned by her husband, Daniel Wathen. The artist captures her elegant toughness perfectly. Her stance is alert, composed yet ready
Portrait of Lili Charles, oil on canvas, 22 x 40 inches, 2013 This is a man I met on Virgin Gorda and he posed while
Portrait of Jenny
Shown and sold at the 2005 Contemporary Realism Show, Center for Living Arts, Mobile, Alabama. The use of wax medium (beeswax melted in turpentine) facilitates
Portrait of patron’s grandparents
oil on canvas 36 x 36, 2016
Richard and Tricia hosting a masquerade soirée
Large group portraitacrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, 2020
Skating with Dad
acrylic on canvas
14 x 18 inches
Portrait of William Viles
A commissioned portrait of William Viles for the Elsie and William Viles Charitable Foundation. A companion piece to Portrait of Elsie Viles. oil on canvas,
The Lacasse Boys
Portrait of the the Lacasse boys in Italy. Oil on canvas
Abby and Oliver
acrylic on canvas
20 x 24 inches, 2020
Portrait of Elsie Viles
A commissioned portrait of Elsie Viles for the Elsie and William Viles Charitable Foundation. A companion piece to Portrait of William Viles. oil on canvas,
Portrait of Laura Harper
oil on canvas
Saturday Night at the Bar
22 x 30 inches, 2016
An acrylic painting of a downtown pub, taproom.
Commissioned by The Quarry Taproom, Hallowell, Maine.
detail from Dance of Two Cultures mural
This is a portrait detail of the singer/actor Dennis St. Pierre from my Dance of Two Cultures mural in Brunswick, Maine.
Portrait of Edna St Vincent Millay, oil on canvas 2017 I painted this portrait for the Millay Poetry Festival in Rockland, Maine in 2017. This
oil on canvas, 2021
48 x 41 inches
Commissioned by Magellan Financial
American Golf Pro, Woodland won the U.S. Open in 2019
oil on canvas, 2020
I love these portraits. They convey a mood unique to each painting.
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