About | The Animals Series

I've always loved the soulful nature and disposition of animals, both large and small.  When honoring an esteemed beast with portraiture, it can be tricky to walk the line between fun and caricature in order to capture their personality and true essence.

However, I find that capturing the truth of an animal subject is much like painting a human - it's all in the eyes, followed by the overall expression, then its posture. 

Animals are among my favorite subjects and I find that working with a larger scale enables me to exaggerate features and details that truly identify the subjects' charming individuality. More than that though, animals add so much to our experience of life, it's simply fun to learn of the quirks and characteristics that make them so loved and endearing, and to try to memorialize what was special about each one.