January 14, 2018
I have been noticing the mermaid craze for a few years, but recently was immersed in it with a private commission project. A mom and new friend @jennyreimold contacted me, and has 4 daughters that were in love with mermaids, and in the middle of a move to a new home. So she asked me to create a scene for their new playroom where all four daughters were mermaids, each unique in their underwater activity. Although I do not normally do portraits, all four gals have very different personalities and interests, so this was a fun challenge.
One little girl does not like to leave the house without her pink tutu and cowboy boots. She is precocious and inquisitive, so I painted her in pink, staring down a clown fish. Another daughter LOVES horses, so of course she is playing with her seahorse. The older daughter is fun and carefree, and dancing with a school of fish. The baby has the most endearing smile which I tried my best to capture. This was such a FUN project, that gave me a segue from the "Back Home" country series I have worked on since last Fall. I love my memories of Carolina and all things southern, but we are living in Florida, and have a fondness for all things beachy as well.
I was asked to be the featured artist for an upcoming new coastal line of Home Furnishings, @jarrettbayhome, so this project was just what I needed to feed my creative for coastal and underwater ideas.
For more coastal and southern images, join me on instagram. Message me if you have an idea for a painting for your own sweet, little mermaids. I would love to hear it!
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December 01, 2019
One of the projects that give me the most JOY during the holidays is commissioned portraits that are LIFE CELEBRATIONS collages. I wanted to capture a personality which would involve their likes, their lyrics, their family, their memories and all that makes them who they are. It's difficult to think of combining all of that in one canvas, but my heart is to bring together enough of their life and memories to touch their heart.
The challenge for me as I work on them,
April 10, 2019
Let's Be Friends!