San Francisco artist Joel Daniel Phillips who will be showing work at Art Market SF beginning April 29. He’s also a brand ambassador for art supplier Conté à Paris, as he should be, since he favors their charcoal and handles it expertly to create life size portraits. His motivations are simple, as he describes, “A true portrait is far more than a rendering of a physical form—it is the capturing of the vulnerable, un-invented narratives that make us human. Seeing and understanding these is my ultimate goal.” We’re also digging his near-perfect man bun.