Personal projects are often inspired by an image, a bit of music, maybe a chance turn of a phrase. They usually start with a quick sketch and then I photograph as much of the piece as I can. There’s a fair amount of composite work and the image changes and evolves as time passes, especially if it’s going to print competition and getting feedback. By the time I paint, it’s quite different from where it started. Please enjoy these finished pieces and reading about some of the ideas and work that went into them!