Throughout this site I mix imagery from both my traditional and digital paintings. I used to think the two were separate art forms. But now I consider paint brushes made of hogs hair and digital brushes as...well, just different kinds of painting tools.

Here, I begin with the face, since I find it the most interesting part of the human body to draw and paint. Whenever I experiment with new-to-me media, I return to the face, to see how my interpretations of it shift. I think of my portraits as narrative works, for each face has such a story to tell of the being behind the mask.


Collina, watercolor on Arches Hot Press paper, 40 x 30 inches

Maiden, carved wood and acrylic, 4 x 4 inches

Cordelia, watercolor on Arches Hot Press paper, 60 x 40 inches

Bride, digital painting (on iPad)




Erin, pastel on board, 9 x 12 inches

Charles, watercolor on Arches Hot press paper, 22 x 30 inches

Martin, watercolor on Arches Hot Press paper, 22 x 30 inches

Poets, carved wood and acrylic, 8 X 10 inches

Girl, Japanese paints, ink, acrylics on board, 12 x 12 inches


Leeke Sr., in youth, oil on panel, 9 X 12 inches

Founding, digital (on IPad)