I recently shared an image of this painting of my daughter Helen while it was in progress. She was home from graduate school just relaxing with her Ukulele, and I convinced her to relocate to my in-home studio. This was a great composition that I didn't want to miss! Here is the finished portrait! … [Read More...]
I can’t believe the unveiling of my third portrait for the Supreme Court of Virginia, has come and gone already! These gatherings are always a festive time of celebration and this year was no different. In keeping with its tradition, The Virginia Bar Association (VBA) held its 127th Annual Meeting at the lovely Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center, and what a special evening January 20, 2017 was for Justice Jane Marum Roush, (and me!) Every Supreme Court Justice, both active and retired, were there in honor of Justice Roush and to celebrate the unveiling of her portrait.
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Having the wonderful opportunity to paint a bridal portrait is a gift to any artist who loves to paint portraits. I was able to provide a lasting keepsake for the family, preserving the memory of that special day. The setting is equally significant, showing the bride on the staircase of her childhood home. My thanks to this lovely family for their confidence in my ability to create a design that depicts the beginning of a new life, and will be shared throughout their family for generations to come.
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I was honored to be commissioned to paint the posthumous portrait of Michael F. Blair, attorney in the firm of Penn Stuart at the Bristol Tennessee location. Out on the lawn at Penn Stuart on Friday, September 16, a lovely remembrance service took place prior to the unveiling of the portrait. The Blair family was present, along with many of Mike's friends and colleagues. In honor of Mike, the event was held on the first day of the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion music festival, which always meant so much to him. … [Read More...]