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PORTRAITS IN ABSENTIA

My work is a fusion of two genres — still life and portraiture. I call these paintings "portraits in absentia" — they are memories of lives (real or imagined) — of relationships, of spirits, of paths chosen or found.

I believe that an object — a pair of shoes, a dress, a shirt, retains something of the essence of the person who wore them. The things with which we adorn ourselves contain the shapes of our lives.

self portrait

Self Portrait in Absentia

YinYang

Portrait of a Family

YinYang

Yin Yang

spooned

Spooned

YinYang

Pas de Deux

portrait of a romance

Portrait of a Romance

Come Hither

Come Hither

Embrace

Embrace

portrait of a marriage

Portrait of a Marriage

hers

Hers

Sisters

Sisters

his

His

portrait of a marriage

Portrait of Sally and Donald

portrait of a marriage

Portrait of a Marriage

PortraitMarriage

Portrait of a Marriage

buckaroo

Allen's Dress Boots

Portrait LoveStoryLoveStory

Portrait of a Champion

Modern Family

Portrait of a Modern Family

Port Donald Parker

Portrait of Donald Parker

Portrait of Ballerina

Portrait of a Ballerina

Portrait of Gardner

Portrait of a Gardener

Portrait of Daddy Daughter

Daddy Daughter Date

Port Marriage 3

Portrait of a Marriage III

ballerina shoes

Some San Francisco Ballerinas

Portrait LoveStoryLoveStory

Portrait of a Love Story

Portrait LoveStoryLoveStory

Portrait of a Figure Skater

portrait of social columnist

Portrait of a Social Columnist

portrait of a glamazon

Portrait of a Glamazon

buckaroo

Buckaroo
(Steve Fletcher)

Portrait of my Aunt

Portrait of My Aunt

buckaroo

Portrait of a Family

Portrait of Man

Portrait of a Man