I try to paint people in a way that captures their personality.

Artist Statement

My objective when I create a pen and ink piece is to try and capture the emotions and feelings of the subject(s) while simplifying the image and reducing the noise that is usually seen in traditional photographs. My goal when choosing a subject is to focus on the diversity of humanity and the beauty that can be found within all people and cultures. The process to create these ink paintings can be quite time consuming to get the level of detail involved but I enjoy seeing them go from one step to the next.

More recently I had been playing with the idea of using the same technique to create linework as I normally use for my ink paintings, but painting it with watercolors instead to create a brighter, more colorful piece of work. The pieces I have done with watercolor so far have inspired me to create more colorful pieces in the future and even revisit more of my previous portraits and see them through a different lens.

Artist Bio

I am a 36 year old artist from Noble, OK. I have spent several years studying and creating art though only began to refocus on and prioritize this passion within the last 6 years. My main medium is pen and ink though I also have experience with acrylic and watercolor paints as well as fluid acrylics.

Tarrying
Reina Rizada
Tarrying
Reina Rizada
Self Portrait
Self Portrait
Black Suede Shoes
Black Suede Shoes
Acquitted
Acquitted
Weathered
Weathered
Veiled
Veiled
Satchmo
Satchmo
NASA 904
NASA 904
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Song and Dance No. 2
Gemutlich
Under the Rainbow
Gemutlich
Under the Rainbow
Starlet
Starlet
1969
1969
The Journey
The Journey