These portraits invite viewers to look into the eyes of the subjects and observe how you might connect with them. How do the subjects show themselves? How does the artist reveal them? Look at the clothing, setting, and expression on each of the portraits.
Acrylic on denim
portrait is ~9” by 14.5”
jacket is a size medium
An experiment with both a new medium and new artistic style. The color scheme is bright and closely based around the primary colors which are some of my favorites.
Oil on Canvas 29" x 21"
Point of View
Be careful, I might just reach out of the page and grab you! While charcoal is not my preferred medium, I was very pleased with the outcome of this piece. The carefully placed light source allowed for a full range of values to be represented, while perspective, scale, and composition all work in perfect harmony to create the scene.
Julia was doing investigative work at the time, and I felt the photograph had a noirish quality to it.
I was working a project on the Boston homeless, and Vinnie was a person i saw regularly and developed a bit of a connection with.
Digital photograph / Digital print, 24" x 18"
This is perhaps my most famous work. I shot it in March 2019. It is of my best friend and colleague Dr. Emily Toomey. I sometimes experience brief moments of resentment towards this piece for overshaddowing my more abstract work but then I come back to see its beauty. This is already printed and framed.
A Mystery to Me
Dimensions:12"w x 16"h
Description: I know nothing of this young woman, except that her thumbnail photo was clipped from a Boston University publication. But her countenance was captivating- evincing courage, grace, intelligence, and a subtle sense of reserve.
Reclaiming My Roots
Map collage with photography
6" X 5"
While leafing through a large bag of random maps for a mixed media project I found one of the exact Brooklyn neighborhood where i grew up and tried to capture the root-like images of streets and highways. Paris fills my lenses but Brooklyn fills my heart.
Conveying emotion is a core purposes of art--from somber to silly, deep sorrow to bight joy, these pieces capture the feelings expressed on our faces. No words necessary. The artists use lighting, perspective, composition and color to convey emotion.