Family. 30cm x 30cm
One Sunny Day. 17cm x 12 cm
Ever since I immortalised myself and the boys in the piece 'Family' (above), people have asked if I work to commission. So for one of the craft fairs I produced 'One Sunny Day', another self portrait, but this time to invite commissions. My friends Kate and Stephen were lovely enough to see the potential and asked me to create a portrait of their three children. It's taken a while, mainly to muster the confidence to do justice to someone elses family memory. The initial idea was from a family photo from a day at the beach, one of those days when everyone is happy. In Kate's family this was more than a nice day at the beach, it was a miracle day, a day at the end of a long year of very bad health. For me, knowing this, it was more than a portrait, it became a celebration of a very special family. The sun signifies that warmth and unity, and although Kate isn't in the picture, she is symbolised by the sun.
I delivered it last night, to great praise and I do hope they love it!
Rough design and sketches from photos
Colour selections for Paddling
Paddling 30cm x 30cm
If you would like to commission a family portrait, or immortalise a memory, I am currently taking commissions for Christmas. Please get in touch through my website.