In the last few years, my ‘head shots’ in watercolor are impressions of people I know. It’s fun, also, to create a new personality from a bit of color and loose brush strokes. The large figures in acrylic on canvas allow me to incorporate landscape and pattern. A portrait may start with the swing of hair or posture and the completed figure has seated herself or edged toward an uncomfortable placement in the picture frame. There are political influences as well as very personal musings incorporated into a face, a gesture, a missing shoe exploring distortions that a shoe covers over.