I only paint with carbon black acrylic on primed canvas to convey immediate emotional impact in my large and small portraits and abstracts. Dramatic portrayal of depth of character rather than a decorative approach is what I'm after. Almost all these images come from spontaneous inspiration - not models. Film noir has always appealed to me and perhaps influenced this color choice. I want to capture that same sense of intrigue with a glimpse, a gesture that says it all. My experience as a professional model with pose and movement has sharpened my artistic eye. Pastels and drawings from 1993-2012 are also presented in my first solo exhibit.