I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way - things I had no words for.
— Georgia O'Keefe

Combining photography, painting, and drawing, using a poet's  methods of building meaning, I have begun exploring a new style of art portraiture in my studio in Raleigh, North Carolina.

When I am creating a portrait, it is with the aim of inspiring both myself and my model, while building an image of what I see as the beauty inside a person.

Without my models, I would not be able to make my art. My journey is just beginning, and I'd love for you to become a part of it.


If you are interested in modeling for an art portrait with me in my studio in Raleigh, NC, go here. And, if you have any questions, check out the FAQ here. Or if you want to see more of my work, check out my portfolio here. 

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
— William Faulkner

About My Process 

I work closely with my models to create images that reflect who they are on the inside, and that explore what it means to be human and alive. This image was created by a process I call "painting with the ocean", where I literally hold my paintings under the spray of a wave.

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Ready to take the next step? You can become a model for a new portrait yourself.

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