My Inspiration: I love people. We are surrounded our whole lives by people. It is a matter of fact that people relate well with people. Therefore, one could paint his entire life and still not exhaust all the possibilities that exist in the genre of people, figurative, or portraits. I love the challenge of painting from life or pushing myself to see how realistic that I can paint someone. Many painters, even the famous John Singer Sargent, have admitted that it is difficult to capture the essence of the person sitting in front of you. No matter how long or how much you paint people, there is always a new challenge to overcome with each new sitter. It never gets old. Not only do I enjoy capturing personalities on canvas, but it is also fun to get to know a person, their beliefs, likes, and dislikes. It is really fun to maintain a conversation while you are painting your model.