My daughter's artwork from when she was 5 years old was the inspiration for this painting.
My client got married at the French Huguenot Church in lovely Charleston, SC. She wanted a painting of the church in her kitchen so that she and her husband could be reminded of their special day every time they glanced at the artwork. She emailed a few photos that she had taken of the church. We then had a phone call and I said that I'd be excited to help her on this project. She emailed a photo of her kitchen wall where she planned to hang the painting with measurements of the space. We talked about a few size options and picked the perfect size for her kitchen wall. Congratulations on your wedding; I wish you lots of happiness in your new life together.
My client saw a portrait of a woman hanging in the dinning of a restaurant several hours away from her home, and she fell in love with it. She thought about that painting for months and how there was something about it that she adored so much. She scoured the internet and couldn't find anything similar. She contacted me and asked if there was any way to create something similar for her home. She explained that it would be hanging in her living room and that it would be part of a large collage of artwork; each piece would have special meaning for her and her family. I agreed to help her come up with the perfect painting. First she sent me fabric swatches from the chairs in her living room, and a few paint chip samples from the hardware store. With her cell phone, she took a photo of the wall where the painting will hang and also a photo of the portrait that caught her eye. Years later, I spoke with her. The painting still hangs in her living room. She said that she and her husband absolutely love the painting and that "it has brought them so much joy". I am so very happy that I could help.
"Dock with Snow" is shown hanging in the kitchen of this gorgeous lake house in New England.
"Two Oaks, Charleston" is a hand-painted photograph. This work was first printed in size 36" x 36" on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Archival Paper. Then, by hand, I used oil paint to paint on this photograph. Here it hangs, framed, above the fireplace in a beautiful southern living room.