I started painting because I thought it would make me a better writer. I’ve spent most of my life as professional writer and screenwriting professor at the University of Southern California. Having discovered writing “late in life” (by Hollywood standards), I was mature enough to realize that when you do one creative thing it enhances another. I’m also not afraid to fail. Hell, I never expected to be able to paint a blade of grass let alone sell a painting.
But here I am. I’m inspired by people. Each face tells a story. I love looking at people and imaging who they are and where they came from. I suppose it makes sense that my subject matter as a painter would also be portraits.
All my portraits have stories. Make them yours or create one of your own. That’s the real beauty of art. You see what you want to see.