Portraiture is at the core of everything I love about art. It is why I fell in love with Warhol and Lichtenstein as a kid. It's why I still gravitate towards any advertising that centers around a representation of a person's face. I think there is something we connect to in an illustrated portrait that is deeper than a photograph. It highlights and accentuates the details characteristics in a way that a camera can't.
I love working on projects that go beyond my normal approach or typical project application. Editorial and advertising illustration is especially fascinating because you have to try to visually sum up a story or idea into an area that is typically a small space to work within. My aesthetic flexibility is uniquely diverse and I love taking on new challenges.