Is it vanity to want to be seen? Or is it simply human? I record what I perceive to be the very human need to be authentically seen. I am always looking for people who are willing and ready to be painted, and I do accept commissions. I work from photography and prefer to connect with my subjects in person and take their photo with my iPhone.
My sitters are under no obligation to purchase my paintings. I am happy to add them to my body of work. It's important for my sitters to know that I paint what I see — and abstract from there. I do approach my subjects with great care and consideration.