Past works, from 2003 to 2013 emphasize the importance of portraiture and figure painting in the study of identity. Other works from this period also fixate on idealized beauty and Jacques Lacan's gaze. The frozen stares of beautiful women explore the feminist viewpoint of the male gaze, and the idea that women are objects to be viewed and admired. 

Strands of Ember
Reflection
Leah
Malicia
Leah
Dancer
Eyes of Glass
Figure in Firelight
Golden Girl
That Guy
Lady in Scarlet
Female in Charcoal