Very short Bio
I am self represented artist.
I am from the Morris Park neighborhood of the Bronx. I am not a self-taught artist. I disagree with the term. I don't think it's possible to be a self-taught artist. But I did not go to art college. I did attend Art & Design high school briefly. Even if you weren't taught by a person, life itself teaches you as an artist. I guess people mean that they learned the technical work on their own.
I had many great art teachers but the most important one was my grandmother who prepared me for the admissions portfolio for art high school.
I just finished working on painting portraits of all of the US presidents using public domain photos.
materials and style
I work with acrylic paints. I like how fast they dry. I like to try to do what Rembrandt did and stretch the paint as it gets tacky. I love the work of Diego Velázquez because it is so paint-centric and yet so realistic.