I've always enjoyed painting portraits. I think it's what taught me how to paint... As a kid, I would spend hours drawing faces from magazines and in particular my favorite pop stars (i.e., John Taylor of Duran Duran). I moved to pastel and oil of course, and portraits became favorite subjects. I've also done a few posthumously from old photographs, sometimes black and white... those were particularly hard, especially when I didn't personally know the individual. I think we humans will continue to enjoy commissioning and looking at portraits as they are a reflection of ourselves through the eyes of others... or something like that!