Jonathan Murrill

(Vinton, VA) 

Charcoal on toned paper 

My intention is to provide a contemporary perspective on the human spirit of the individual through the use of expression. Through working in charcoal I am able capture a photorealistic stage for the audience to interact with the personality of each portrait. Overall, my work does not represent an idealistic beauty, but rather, it represents the true spirit of the individual and the depth of character that they each possess.