To paint a person drawing on your own creative experiences and in doing so explore your sitter’s / model’s own story is a privilege. As images go down, photographs taken, conversations had.
You bring what you can to the table as you breathe in the other person’s life. Written on the face like a road map on a journey into a person’s own unique path. In Wolf's case, a complex man with both great bravado and great humility and sensitivity bound into one. Painting him, having a drink with him, holding a function for him, laughing with him.
Painting someone’s portrait is one of the greatest collaborations.