Faces fascinate me. So do different periods in history. Most of my work uses faces from photos, daguerrotypes, and tintypes. The expressions and poses are so different from what is captured in a random photograph today. Oftentimes it’s the recognizable historic figure that intrigues me; other times, just a very interesting image.
My pieces are done on wood, so that I can layer paint and gesso and then carve through the thicknesses, creating new colors and adding depth and texture.

Altoona, IA