Portrait of a Man is an exploration of gender and how our lives are constructed around those expectations. I paint female subjects as a male version of herself and interview each woman about how her life would be different as a man. I use the interview to inform each painting and include a quote from each woman with the work. I am interested in this concept because I think there is a disconnect between male and female lived experience. Yet, somewhere in the middle ground, there is a place for better understanding.