portraiture 

It's so fascinating to research a person, what they are passionate about, what they stand for, what their accomplishments and aspirations are....and then create a visual representation that is symbolic of their role in community/family/professional life....and of your style as an artist. It is  captivating to study a face, a posture, the emotion in the eyes....and create a representation of that person. It is a challenge, but such a rewarding one....once you see them - truly them - looking back at you.

Chef Pía León....you'll notice the Peruvian mountains and bushy stems of huacatay (black Peruvian mint) in the background.

Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. The tiny white flowers that appear behind her are yarrow - a plant found across Canada and used for its healing properties in Indigenous medicine.

Chef Paola Velez, Bakers Against Racism. Edible nasturtiums in background.

League of Kitchens instructor, Mab

League of Kitchens instructor, Afsari

League of Kitchens instructor, Nawida

League of Kitchens instructor, Mirta

League of Kitchens instructor, Despina

League of Kitchens instructor, Maha

League of Kitchens instructor, Shandra

League of Kitchens instructor, Jenette

League of Kitchens instructor, Aiko

League of Kitchens instructor, Damira

League of Kitchens instructor, Yamini

League of Kitchens instructor, Angie

League of Kitchens instructor, Larisa