© by Venus

A Portrait is an artistic representation of a
person; be that face and its expression only
or face and the body language.


A quality Portrait reflects the person's inner
self; it also requires artist's natural curiosity
and a gifted ability to observe and capture the
essence of what is seen and heard.  That's
where Psychology gets involved.

The psychology involved is the interaction
between the subject and the artist. It's about
likeness and feelings; it's about what lies
beneath the surface.

It takes a very talented artist to accentuate the
best and hide the worst of the subject.  When
it's that close to the person's self-image it
always flatters the subject.  The Portrait then
becomes a mysterious companion and one to
cherish forever..
and that is the Magic of Portraiture.

Venera Lokaj-Smit