With a background of drawing during surgery as a medical illustrator, I thoroughly enjoy sketching people from life. For the past several years, I have occasionally been asked to create portraits during fairs, local celebrations and special events. Armed with a model, it takes me about 2 hours to complete a head and neck portrait in pastel (see the attached sample of “Family Tradition”). These portraits are either life size or slightly larger. I usually supply the model, or the venue might have a particular individual for me to paint. I enjoy the interaction with both the model (who does not need to remain perfectly still) and with the audience who always have lots of questions and comments.
I have a BFA in Fine Art (Syracuse University) and a MS in Art as Applied to Medicine (Johns Hopkins Medical School). I worked for a number of medical schools in the US and moved to Quadra Island, BC in 2005. I’m a Signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and the Portrait Society of America. My work appears in museums, private collections, medical centers and a variety of galleries in both BC and the US.