My focus has been a series of modernist aesthetic portraits of young people. The designs include natural textures drawing influences from Asian, Middle Eastern and European cultures. I feel that portraits show an appreciation of the human form. The capturing of different facial features and emotions they portray is of interest to me. I’ve always been captivated by the idea that, historically, artists painted portraits because that was the only way to record people or events (every day or historical). I also find portraits interesting because they capture a moment of a person’s life versus a still life or nature scene. I find painting portraits to be challenging and rewarding. I want viewers of my works to imagine anything they want related to the person and the moment that they are viewing.