Realistic and fictitious portraits, including rabbis, dogs, cats, and other animal paintings and monoprints

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I consider myself to be first and foremost a portrait painter, and my work ranges from the fanciful to the classically realistic. I trace my painting career back to a cartoon I created in 1986. The cartoon depicted a forehead, a caricature of my own face from the eyes up. From there I started painting "forehead portraits" that captured my subjects from the nose up. I have moved down the face over the years, but my focus on close-up portraiture remains. Whether I'm painting a fraction or an entire face, in a whimsical or realistic way, what remains consistent is my interest in creating a well crafted, arresting image.