commissioned paintings tell a story about the client. They make
beautiful commemorative pieces and have been used to celebrate
anniversaries, retirements, memorials to a loved one or simply a record
of an individual's personal journey through life.
I paint these commissions in the style of 17th century banquet
painters. The work is opulent, but unobtrusive. Early banquet paintings
displayed the owners' wealth, fine furnishings, gold, silver and rare
objects. Even though I strive for a look of wealth, it's a richness of
heart and soul. The paintings I do as commissions contain items that
are of great value to my clients, but in a very personal and quiet way.
One of my best-loved commissions is the one I did for former Governor
of Indiana, Joe Kernan, Jr and his wife Maggie. They wanted a painting
made up of all-Indiana items. It hung in his offices in the Statehouse,
and was my largest commission so far at 5 feet by 5 feet.
|Pure Indiana, 60"x 60", Watercolor
For Darryl, 25"x 25", Watercolor
Little Chef, 30"x 30", Watercolor
Treasures, 34"x 46", Watercolor
Anniversary, 55"'x 45", Watercolor (details)
Portrait 1, 42"x 31",
Family Portrait 2, 42"x 32", Watercolor
Scotch and Roses, 28"x 38", Watercolor
Spanish Wine, 30"x 24", Watercolor