Jack

This is from a series of portraits done in Bald Hills, Queensland, AUS.  Each portrait is graphite on cold press, measuring 24″x18″. Jack was the inspiration for this series. My neighbor and good friend, Jack had lived in his house with his wife for over 50 years.  He built the garage near his house to…

Velma

This is from a series of portraits done in Bald Hills, Queensland, AUS.  Each portrait is graphite on cold press, measuring 24″x18″. Velma is Jack’s wife of more than 60 years.  They had the kind of marriage where they had the same favorite stories without even knowing it.

Cliff

This is from a series of portraits done in Bald Hills, Queensland, AUS.  Each portrait is graphite on cold press, measuring 24″x18″. Cliff, a retired butcher, was my neighbor. A widower, he was the very definition of wistful.  But he was always good for a morning conversation over muffins.  His only companion, a small dog…

Sarah

This is from a series of portraits done in Bald Hills, Queensland, AUS.  Each portrait is graphite on cold press, measuring 24″x18″. Sarah attended the church across the street. She was shy and unassuming, and looked away as I took the reference photos for a perfect capture of her personality.

Peter

This is from a series of portraits done in Bald Hills, Queensland, AUS.  Each portrait is graphite on cold press, measuring 24″x18″. Peter was the pastor from the church across the street, and his congregation was dedicated to his teaching.

Ngatai

This is from a series of portraits done in Bald Hills, Queensland, AUS.  Each portrait is graphite on cold press, measuring 24″x18″. Ngatai from the church is of island ancestry, and his hair gave me fits trying to get right.