THE POWER OF PORTRAITS
"People are beautiful and colorful when viewed through the soul lens."
Portraits abound throughout art's history; Van Gogh's self-portrait, Vermeer's Girl With the Pearl Earring, Wood's American Gothic. From artist's first presentations, portraits arrest the eye with a come-hither gaze or intriguing Mona Lisa smile. Even today's selfie with beauty filter adds modern clout to the power of portraiture. Click any image to expand the gallery.