I have been lucky to be commissioned for a few custom portraits recently -some are still secret projects so I cannot yet share them, but I'll update the site when they're ready- and I've discovered I love making them!
It feels so special to be a part of someone's day, to create a vehicle for a love note, a friendship or a family gift!
It is also causing me some anxiety because I want my clients to be really happy with their gift and to have their vision realized, so I give it my all in the hopes that the art will convey their message, and hopefully make them smile along the way.
One of the favorite portraits I made was for a beautiful couple on their wedding day. It was commissioned by a family member and unveiled on the big day. They seemed so happy with it that I felt really emotional, being a part of one of their most cherished memories and being able to capture it!
I've also really enjoyed making a farewell card for a dear friend moving to another country, and I had so much fun drawing the cast of characters that makes up that friend's entourage!
So I've decided to start a little project of my own, and start sketching some of my loved ones, and maybe make it into a set of cards or something like that, just to practice, grow my portfolio of custom portraits and have fun with it. Who knows? They may even like it!
If you are interested in a custom portrait for yourself or as a gift, don't hesitate to contact me! You can use the email link at top right of this page or email me here. I offer various sizes and professional finishes, let me know what you have in mind and let's do it!
Cheers to all, and I hope you'll have a fantastic holiday season!