PORTRAITURE

In our photorealistic drawings we try to show that the ordinary is worthy of scrutiny – that every diminutive, “missable” part of the world is alive, singular, and “holy,” and that everyday moments must be appreciated with care, reverence, and gratitude.  Drawing faces is a form of emotional release, exploration, and remembrance: we draw faces of friends, family, and others we've known and loved.

The human face is a lyrical and mysterious landscape, as infinite as a mountain range, warranting rigorous investigation, and passionate awe. The intense, meditative, intimate process of working in pencil is a way of learning about our subjects, remembering and celebrating them, and acknowledging the entropy and frailty of our own lives.