I paint portraits in oils and acrylics, in many different styles.  My aim is to make every portrait distinctive and personal.  Sometimes I paint in traditional classical portrait styles, sometimes in black and white only – while other times I like to break all the rules, in order to render the portrait with greater meaning to the subject and the viewer.  One such painting is Nakoma – a deeply spiritual painting which incorporates the subjects spiritual views, his heritage and philosophy.  To me a portrait is a feeling of reality – more a mood rather than a photographic likeness.