It started easily enough, as a simple call-out to Facebook friends for someone who can do some portraiture for a new studio. People who know me through dance are usually surprised when they discover that I am also an accomplished artist - and this time was no exception. 

When I got past the disbelief I asked for some images that Ms. Kimberley Mitchell wanted to use as a base for her portraits and she supplied them. I then went forward to produce the portraits digitally using Corel Painter.

Here are the original paintings that would later be used for magazine articles or print posters or ads.