I absolutely love doing portraits! They’re my favorite thing to do. Eyes are a reflection of the soul — actually they reflect light just like a mirror. I don’t like straight-on serious portraits that have been done for centuries. A little angle gives interest, and it helps to zoom in on the face — after all, that’s what we’re most interested in anyway! I like to paint with enthusiasm and don’t blend everything together. I always put an undercoat that will be complimentary to the skin color. You can see little bits of blue coming through. This gives some depth and excitement!