PHANTOM FACES Series Run September 2016-Present
I first began developing the Phantom Faces brand in 2016. I wanted to draw and paint some surrealistic faces. I played around with a variety of shapes, as well as versions of the faces before developing a signature style of a boxed face. The faces connect with the audience in many different ways.
The Inspiration for the Phantom Faces series was to remove the ego of the portrait and embrace the imperfections in the process. I begin the Phantom Faces with the technique of a one-line surrealist face (this allows me to let go of expectations, and relinquish the imperfections of the process). I then embellish the image with texture and color. One of the best parts of this phantom faces series, is that Jenny and I often collaborate on these pieces and we have been very grateful for the response we haved received.