Artwork > New Portraits

All of the portraits in this series (with the exception of my self portraits - which were the progenitors of the series) are the result of a collaboration with photographer Ronald Leon Hale. I hand-made the paper head pieces that the models wear. Most of the paintings are either oil or gouache on cradled wood panel, many of which I built myself. I also employ ink or gel pen for the line work.
I am interested in the interplay of these very rigid geometric forms and the human body. I also find that by obscuring parts of the faces of the subjects, I am able to take away some of the identity of the subjects, allowing the viewer to explore form without the distraction of the human psyche of the model.

Oil painting of nude woman in geometric polyhedral headdress.
Stain and Oil on Cradled Panel
18" x 24"
2017
$650
Painting of a nude woman wearing a polyhedral head piece with a grid of random golden lines behind her.
Oil, Stain and Gel Pen on Cradled Panel
12" x 12"
2017
$400
Gold flecked female nude portrait with geometric polyhedral head piece and polytope background
Gel Pen and Gouache on Cradled Panel
5" x 7" in 7 1/4" x 9 1/4" frame
2017
$300
Painted portrait of a shirtless man wearing a polyhedral headpiece.
Gouache and Stain on Cradled Panel
4" x 6" in 6 1/8" x 8 1/8" Frame
2017
$250
Gouache painting of nude woman wearing a polyhedral head piece. She is covering her body, which is dramatically lit.
Gouache and Stain on Cradled Panel
4" x 6" in 6 1/8" x 8 1/8" Frame
2017
$250
Oil painting of a nude male with a polyhedral head piece. He looks as though he's examining his hands.
Oil, Gesso and Gel Pen on Cradled Panel
12" x 12"
2017
$350
Oil painting of nude woman in geometric polyhedral headdress with a blue polytope on black backdrop.
Oil, Gesso and Gel Pen on Cradled Panel
12" x 12"
2017
$350
Painting of a nude male wearing a polyhedral head piece, standing against a partial pink polytope on a black backdrop, gazing to the viewer's left.
Oil, Gesso and Gel Pen on Cradled Panel
12" x 12"
2017
$350
Painting of a nude woman wearing a polyhedral head piece with a purple polytope background
Gouache and Gel Pen on Cradled Panel
4" x 6" in 6 1/8" x 8 1/8" Frame
2017
$250
Male in gray sweater portrait ink illustration with geometric polyhedral head piece and polytope background
Ink and Gesso on Panel
7 1/4" x 9 1/4" framed
2017
$300
Male nude portrait oil painting with geometric polyhedron head piece.
Stain and Oil on Cradled Panel
18" x 24"
2017
$650
Female nude ink illustration with geometric polyhedron head piece and background polytope
Ink and Gesso on Panel
5" x 7" in7 1/4" x 9 1/4" frame
2017
$300
Male portrait oil painting with a polyhedron head sculpture
Oil on Cradled Panel
18" x 24"
2017
$550
Self Portrait With Blue
Stain, Oil, Gel Pen and Resin on Cradled Birch
18" x 24" x 2"
2016
$800
Self Portrait with Yellow Light
Stain, Oil, Gel Pen and Resin on Cradled Birch
18" x 18" x 2"
2016
$500
Self Portrait with White Light
Stain, Oil, Gel Pen and Resin on Cradled Birch
18" x 24" x 2"
2016
$750
Stippling illustration of a nude man wearing a polyhedral head piece with a polytope backdrop.
Ink on Acid Free Archival Paper
12" x 12" framed
2017
$300
An illustration using the stippling technique of a nude woman wearing a polyhedral head piece.
Ink on Acid Free Archival Paper
12" x 12" framed
2017
$300
Black and white illustration using stippling technique of a nude woman with one arm raised wearing a polyhedral head piece.
Ink on Acid Free Archival Paper
4" x 6" on 8" x 10" paper
2017
$125
Stippling illustration of male bust torso in black and white. The model wears a polyhedral head piece, obscuring the top portion of his face and head.
Ink on Acid Free Archival Paper
4" x 6" image on 8" x10" paper
2017
$125