Faces of Brookings

One of my favorite portrait projects was to paint 100 random personalities who live in my home town of Brookings, SD. The project took five years, which also evolved into a book which sells at the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings. I wanted the work and the progress to be visible, so located my studio in the storefront of the local bicycle shop, and later in the Rental Depot. This location not only allowed people who might not ordinarily seek out an art museum to catch a glimpse, but was also near craftsmen who knew the value and difficulty of workmanship.