Portrait paintings

Portrait paintings

Capturing a person's likeness and presence in a portrait painting.

As a portrait painter, I love the challenge of capturing the person I am painting. Each person has their own face, but also an aura. It's not just about recreating a photographic likeness, although that is important. It requires something extra, something that develops spontaneously and intuitively in the portrait. The portrait is finished when I feel that the person lives within the painting - a unique feeling individual in the midst of life.

That's why when I paint portraits, I meet the person first, make some sketches as a starting point, and take some photos. The material helps me in the painting process, and the memory of the person is an important part of it all.

Contact me to learn more about ordering a portrait painting.