I am a full-time artist and reside in a very small town near Savannah, Georgia, though I call California home. Painted portraiture is a long-time study and passion of mine. The Baroque Beast series serves my desire to make portraits using beastly attributes that the viewer can sympathize with on a level of human emotion. I believe society already identifies certain animals as noble, others as witty, still others as fierce. Because portraiture is semi-permanent, I believe this dignifies those characteristics, be they noble or barbaric.