A former coworker requested a commissioned piece for her son Carl’s high school graduation. This was an interesting challenge. How to get 18 years of life memories into on 18″x20″ piece that would fit in an existing frame, handed down through the family? I was happy to have the opportunity to figure it out. Here is the finished piece.

Forever Young Graduation Commission

Our pets are often important family members. A good friend commissioned me to do a painting of her three pets, Gizmo, Gadget & Sprocket. Rather than individual portraits, we decided on a triptik on a deep edged canvas. Her style is bold, so the black canvas and bright backgrounds fit right in with her home design and personal tastes.

Gizmo Gadget & Sprocket

Some places are very special to us, because of the experiences we have there. However the photographs just don’t do it justice. So I was commissioned to do this painting of the Mendicino coastline and was honored to present it to the happy couple. May they live long and love well.

Mendicino Coast

Blessed with 4 Godson’s, I had a request to sketch the first two when they were younger. Here’s my handsome boys who not only look out for each other and their mother, but their two youngest twin brothers also! You amaze me gents.

Eldest Godsons

Long ago, in a land, far, far away (or so it seems to me now), I was commissioned to do a tall sailing ship as a surprise gift for a friend’s boyfriend. They are now a happily married couple with two beautiful boys. I like to think my painting had something to do with plotting their course toward favorable winds.

Tall Ship