I put these pieces in my porfolio to show that I do have the ability to create art without a computer. I love faces, I love people, and I love to represent them through my own style on the canvas. These portraits also respresnt the freedom and messiness of my brain that I can’t usually show through graphic design. I don’t love painting a typical smiling face because that tells you nothing about the subject. I like to capture subjects making a face that says a lot about their personality. These example in particular are my siblings, capturing many of their “go-to” faces over the years. I wanted my mom to remember who we were when we all finally went off to college, so I painted these on huge canvases for her living room.