Your vision is stunning, as if you can see perfectly where every shape and contour are before you place a single stroke of pigment on the paper.
Your style is so rare to see done so well, and you work nicely with dark and light values so even a black and white image is full of contrast.
You leave room for matting (amen) and you have professional quality in the way you handle the pigment and the paper while applying it.
This piece speaks to me, and many others I am sure. The wisps are pigment representing hair are so free and yet so accurate. Her eyes are rich with emotion and intensity. The way that you interpret the curve in the neck, and the bridge of the nose make me hold my breath every time I inspect them.
You paint because you love it, and I can tell. That is what makes an artist. That is who creates a piece of art. This, my dear, is a work of art- as are many other pieces in your gallery. You are an inspiration.