I believe portraiture is a life-time vocation for me as an artist. I would say I am an introvert. Socializing with people is essentially bringing me out of my comfort zone, however, by continuously “putting myself out there” I have got to know many wonderful people and beautiful souls. I am often troubled by my limited vocabulary and articulation skills in order to truly pay compliments to those characters who impact upon my life.
Alternatively and fortunately, drawing and painting becomes my language to express my feeling about their stories from my gaze. I sometimes portray the same character in different media, which exposes something new and different. It is always fascinating, surprising and rewarding to me.
Through my travels around the globe, I have encountered people from many walks of life. They too are a tremendous source of inspiration for me as an artist. I
am anthropologically intrigued by the rich art and culture of the places I have visited. These experiences have added so many layers of complexity to representation of the inhabitants I choose to portray.