My paintings may look highly finished, but close up they reveal a loose yet figurative style that offers a unique capture from the artist's perspective; although photographs form a part of the reference process, an additional layer of interpretation significantly stands out. I strive to learn with each portrait, producing work that I am proud to exhibit.
When I'm completely satisfied with the finished painting I always play a specific piece of music to celebrate the point.
I work on my portraits in a particular order, building the canvas up in sections - and only moving on to each section when I'm fully satisfied with the quality. This builds up to a point where I almost always finish with the face and hair; which to me is the most enjoyable phase of any portrait work.