I’ve been sketching everything in sight since I was old enough to hold a pencil, but the thing I wanted to sketch the most has always been people.
As a television news reporter for 20 years, I loved interviewing an endless variety of subjects to learn not only the newsworthy thing that they were doing, but also what motivated them to do it. Human character is a source of endless interest to me -- it’s what makes the world go around. I still interview and observe people to discover and uncover the character within. But I now portray them in oils on canvas, producing not fleeting moments, but keepsakes that capture what I like to think is the essential spirit of the person.