Winslow Myers is an artist who lives and exhibits in Maine

The human face and figure remain one of the most fascinating of all motifs, but in a standard portrait commission it is sometimes difficult to avoid what might be called the false rhetoric of the pose, originating in Renaissance tradition, that results from the sitter’s self-conscious desire to look their best. Everyone possesses an innate dignity that emerges in the honest interaction of artist and subject and doesn’t need to be “added in.”