The importance of traditional portrait painting today
"There is no greater work of Art then a great Portrait" Henry James
An oil portrait lives forever!
The portrait symbolizes the
value and worth of the individual in society. To capture a loved one or
to honor a special individual on canvas is a timeless human need and
expression. An oil portrait, unlike a photograph, has so much more room for
expression and power, passion and harmony, and life.
is more important than ever. In a world becoming less and less
sensitive to the human condition, the more important portraiture becomes
for preserving our humanity, culture, care and love.
Mankind has an
inherent need to love and honor, as an art form, only portraiture can