Our lives are shaped by influence. The most powerful forms are those that are subtle
in nature. Musicians, poets, and visual artists capture our attention and penetrate
the subconscious. We as consumers rarely sense the influence until it has become a
part of us. The individuals whose portraits I chose to paint leave a lasting impression
on society as a whole. Through the use of lyrics, imagery, and color they mold our
views on the world to conform to their own. See now the subtle changes of tone as
you peer longer into their faces. See them as people like the rest of us. Through
their portraits, view them as subtly as when you are influenced by their work.