We all naturally read between the lines. Whether it be conversations, personal letters, emails, or simply watching people around us; our imaginations fill in what our eyes don’t see and our ears don’t hear. In a way, this is what illustration is all about: taking a few words and translating them into imagery.
For the past couple years, my illustration work has focused mainly on portrait commissions and calligraphy. I’ve long been facinated with faces and the stories they tell. Through posture, expression, clothing, and setting, a portrait can capture some of what is “Between the Lines” of someone’s life story. “Between the Lines” also defines my style of painting. Watercolor has always been my favorite medium. And for many years I have played with ink washes and outlines, allowing one or the other to take center-stage. Calligraphy lettering is an art form I was first introduced to in an art class when I was 11 years old. My brother and I used to practice with calligraphic pens, trying a variety of lettering styles, angles, and line. Now most of my lettering and calligraphy is done with a brush, rather than a pen. But the styles I studied back then come into play now, mixed with more modern clean-line fonts.
Almost any image you see on my site can be ordered as a print. If you are interested in ordering prints, or would like to commission an original painting, you can message me through the comments section of this page.