My painting, "Eyes Show the Soul", is part of this great show in Dunedin, Florida at the Fine Art Center for students, members and faculty. I am a member of the Dunedin Fine Art Center.
In the portraits I create I always explore faces by distorting them: leaving parts out or adding parts that aren't usually there. In this painting I focused on the eyes as more than eyes and made different shapes for each eye and within each one. Freud said - and I am paraphrasing - that eyes are the pathway to the soul. I thought about that a lot when I was painting this face. The colors of the face are what I see when I am at the ocean - the different colors of the sea, the sand, the grasses on the dunes, the colorful umbrellas that people bring, and all the different beach towels. The shapes of the eyes are sort of like surf boards and boards that people stand on to paddle in the water. I took many liberties with the shapes but that was what I was thinking about.