Early Work: Portrait and Figure Paintings
These Portraits and Figure paintings were done at Hipbone Studio from the 90's to the mid 2000's. Hipbone was my escape place when my children were young. I could totally forget everything going on at home for a few hours. When I found paint sticks I started using them on the drawings I was making on Vellum. I liked the look of paint on vellum and even though this way of working is not archival.
The portraits started to become a community with their own back stories which in some cases are reflected by their names.