I work in oil, acrylic, water color, pastel and graphite. My style is realism. I am fascinated by the human face and so I do portraits on commission. I am also interested in people in everyday settings and paint and draw them to see if the results are as interesting as I thought before starting the work. I have also expanded in to landscape works as well as ocean scenes recently, but I still return to people. My influences, well Rembrandt of course. His early works in Amsterdam for their virtuosity. The detail he demonstrated brought him fame. But his later style filtered, or percolated through the centuries, down to the impressionists and to artists today.