I'm a full time portrait painter, with my own unique style. I think it's best described as expressive realism because I combine a spot on likeness with my own lively and cheerful style.
I like to know all about my subjects, so I can paint personality. I specialize in working from a variety of photos, so no worries about a "perfect" photo.
AND, I enjoy adding in meaningful extras, like toys, or a background that is special. Even the family sailboat!