PORTRAIT COLLECTION 

Our body is our golden ticket to the game of life. Whether black or white, female or male, or any other label we stamp onto ourselves and onto others, each body remains magical and sacred. When I am bringing a person to life on a canvas, the face and body becomes a beautiful symbol for their soul, and of all the incredible wisdom and experience held within their spirit. 


 

JNANAGNI ESSENCE

"Jnanagni" is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning "the fire of wisdom." The woman featured in this painting was undoubtedly illuminated by this trait. Her incredible breadth of life experience made her extremely strong and wise. She passed away in 2012. In 2014, this woman's granddaughter commissioned me to breath the energy of her grandmother onto the canvas. She gifted the painting to her father as an honoring, a remembrance, and an embrace of the Jnanagni energy that his mother walked with throughout her life.

oil on canvas

30 in. by 30 in.


ROYAL ESSENCE

This painting was commissioned by a client. It is a portrait of her beloved father, who passed away when she was in her early teens. I relied on exclusively on an old photograph the client gave to me. The background came purely from my imagination, capturing the essence of this man's spirit, which was very regal in nature. This is why I named his painting "Royal Essence". 

oil on canvas

30 in. by 24 in.


MULADHARA ESSENCE

This painting was made while working from a live model. I was intrigued by the energy held in the model's back. I sought to illuminate the tension held in this area. I painted the background a vibrant red so as to give the model an adequate dose of intensity to his presence. This red is the color of the root chakra, the first spiritual energy vortex located on a human's lower spine. The ancient Sanskrit name for the Root Chakra is Muladhara. This is how I came to title this portrait "Muladhara Essence." 

oil on canvas

24 in. by 18 in.


PEACH PRIESTESS

oil paint on canvas

12 in. by 9 in. 


GREY SAGE

Grey Sage was drawn while working from a live model. The essence of the subject read of a man with many stories. His eyes held an expression that was clear and observant. This juxtaposed nicely to his extraordinary beard.

black, white, and red artist pencil

16 in. by 12 in.


WISE MAMA

black, white, and red artist pencil

16 in. by 12 in.


ELECTRIC BODY

oil pastel

12 in. by 9 in.