The motivation behind my portraits is an enduring curiosity in people; in the timelessness and beauty of the human spirit and its emotional resonance when challenged by adversity. 

 

My work tells the narrative of human experience and strength of character. My aim is to inform and empower others with these stories to inspire confidence and positive outlook. Every person has a unique story to tell, and while each story may be similar, I want to celebrate the beauty of individuality, empower difference and champion the spirit of resilience. 

 

My portraits are deliberately monumental in scale and attention-seeking. This is to support and reflect the strength of the subject, and to stop people from walking past and ignoring them. 

 

By utilising hyper realistic style in my painting, nothing is hidden. The painterly quality and application of paint is a tribute to the beauty of the texture, rich tone, smoothness and vibrant health of the subject’s skin.