I recently had the opportunity to shoot some art prints for several artists showing their work with Verge Art Events, a new non-profit in Austin, Texas created to find opportunities for artists to show their work and build community. Afterward a few of the artists agreed to sit down for portraits. One of them was painter Ross Loftin.
Loftin is an incredibly talented artist and fun person to work with. His work shows the same mix of seriousness and playfulness.
I particularly enjoy these kinds of simple, thoughtful portraits. With a plain background, the viewer is left to focus on the expression and detail. There’s so much room to explore within that space that you can create an entirely different feel with only the slightest tilt of the chin or shifting of a shoulder.
I look forward to working more with Verge Art Events in the future. Their show on January 30 was a huge success. You should definitely check back with them for other upcoming events in the months ahead.