A painting is tactile. When I build up your subject with layers of paint it becomes 3-dimensional and your portrait takes on a life of its own.
A painting can be changed easily – you can add your favourite background or another subject if there’s no way you could ever get a photo of two pets side by side! I’ve also added a treasured collar that was given as a gift years after the photo from which I was working from was taken (see ‘Guido’).
There is a depth and a perspective that can only be achieved in a painting due to materials used. You don’t just look at my paintings, you look into them.