This series of paintings was the result of learning what my life’s work is all about. At that time, I learned that I have a gift for seeing the beauty in people and knowing how to translate it into visual symbols, colors and shapes. As a featured artist in the Napa Valley Life magazine, an article was published in 2005, covering my “Essence” watercolor series (shown right). Note: I’m on the hunt for the actual article––it’s lost in my very deep archives of data files.
After four years of watercolor painting, I threw myself into web development and continued my life’s Essence work digitally. The websites that I designed were also symbolic representations of people and businesses, albeit with a professional look and feel. To this day, all my work is based on painting the best essence of people in whatever mediums that happens to be required.