Pattern Portraits

Our brains are hard-wired to facial recognition. In this series, I’m interested in exploring how patterns and color can both mask and contextualize our recognition of a face. In an attempt to further objectify this very subjective portrait painting genre, I have chosen to paint portraits of mostly strangers and some completely fictional faces constructed by AI algorithms. 

Wayland
2023
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 30 x 1.5 inches
Jennifer
2023
Acrylic on canvas
20 x 24 x 1.5 inches
Twins
2023
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 30 x 1.5 inches
Sleeping Buddha
2023
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 x 1.5 inches
Mari
2023
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 x .75 inches
Lisa
2023
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 x .75 inches
Hearst Chair
2023
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 30 x 1.5 inches
M.A.
2023
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 38 x 1.5 inches
Agrestini
2023
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 40 x .75 inches
A.R.
2022
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 x .75 inches
T.L.
2021
Acrylic, gesso on canvas
24 x 30 x 1.5 inches
Drowned Girl
2021
Acrylic and ink on cradled wood panel
12 x 16 x .875 inches
M.F.
2021
Acrylic, gesso, spray paint on canvas
22 x 28 x .75 inches
Anne Louise
2021
Acrylic and ink on canvas
30 x 40 x 1 inches
Seer
2023
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 30 x 1.5 inches
R.R.
2023
Acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 x .75 inches
Concussion
2023
Acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 x .75 inches
Maiden Medusa
2021
Acrylic on cradled wood panel
11 x 14 x .875 inches
St. Saul
2020
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 24 x.75 inches
Blue Beard
2020
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 x 1.5 inches
Glitch Alan
2020
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 x 1.5 inches