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“Thus far, my focus, as a painter, has been the human form- specifically, the face. As a result, my appreciation for painting from photographs has evolved. Color, clarity, abstraction and detail: photographs capture many different visual qualities that I enjoy painting. When painting from photographs, my intentions are always to make paintings that look like paintings. I embrace the deviations that occur during translation because they make my paintings look more organic. I don't like to "grid" or "project" because these methods give my paintings a mechanical look. It is a subtle yet crucial part of my work. It is the difference between a straight line drawn with a ruler and one drawn freehand.”