I love doing portraits. It’s one of the most enjoyable things I can create. Since we’re all human (right?), and constantly identify with each other, it’s easy to become fascinated with the individuality of the person. I paint them almost exclusively in oils. There is nothing like capturing an essence in a medium uniquely different from photography. I prefer to work from a very crisp photograph, and work out pricing and sizing before my brush makes that first stroke. These can be great for gifts and special occasions. A nice oil portrait is forever.