Size: 28"W x 14"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
I painted this piece to capture the warmth we all feel wrapped and safe with dear ones close by. I enjoy creating expression on partial faces keeping some mystery to what is actually there. Many people have asked me who the figures are in the background... and my response: who do you want them to be?
Having graduated with a Fine Arts Degree my career path in advertising and marketing took me to a point where I owned and managed two successful Agencies. However I left the business world in my 40's to attend to my family as sadly my wife, my daughter and father, were each suffering with terminal illnesses. After years of care these three beloved family members peacefully left this life. With such a huge void in my life it was my passion for art which saved me as I started to paint once more. I felt as though my hand was being guided - I was painting as though I had never stopped painting through all those years. Specializing in portrait commissions, I love to work in water color as it allow me the deep contrasts of light and shade which is the signature of my artistic style. I now work between Colorado, USA and Ireland, Europe.