I am a social realist painter. My aim is to capture the spirit of the age and create contemporary portraiture that tells stories about my subjects through a strong visual narrative. The portraits that I paint allow for me to relate ideas that are a product of my observation and experience. I am a tireless people watcher. I am fascinated by both our amazing diversity and fundamental sameness. To capture someone, with all their complexities, through paint on canvas has to be one of the most challenging and rewarding undertakings in art.
This painting is one of a series of 20 portraits that eulogize individuals who are not simply unique individuals, but individuals who express a collective passion and devotion –- in this case to Pittsburgh Sports Teams.