For years I found myself creating artwork that fit within the themes of various upcoming shows. I started to realize the quality and substance of my work was suffering, so I returned to what I felt was my artistic strength, drawing, specifically portraits. My focus turned to the intricate details and the emotional connection I had with each piece I was creating.
“INK” a series of portraits in pastel and graphite, of women and their tattoos, came from my desire to look past a woman’s outer appearance. Look past their hair, clothes, and makeup. Look past their age, nationality, sexual preference, political views or religious beliefs, discarding judgement, and social opinion, and connecting to what each of us might have in common, revealing a captivating, beautiful, multifaceted human being.