The grandchildren made my task of painting very easy by larking about near a pond near the house of the grandparents who commissioned the piece. After tearing around for a while the girls settled naturally into this pose as they watched the ducks.
I was so pleased that a customer from over twenty years past chose me to paint this portrait of his late Maine Coon cat, Yankee. As an animal lover and the owner of a lovely cat, Louie, I can feel so much for their loss. Using photos I was able to put together this view using the very lush and luxurious couch and cushions that seem so in keeping for this “King”.
My concern in this wedding portrait was not only to produce a revealing likeness of this couple but also to evoke the extraordinary event that their wedding was. It may be hard for the viewer to believe, but I did not exaggerate the floral content of that event.
Many families have a place that holds many memories over the years. I was commissioned by the father of these boys to paint them at their special lake. Probably this painting doesnt mean much to the boys now but as they become older, I think this piece will take on a very treasured place in their hearts. What can be more of an heirloom than something that is totally personal?
This painting was commissioned by a woman Ive known for over twenty years. She started buying paintings from me while she was still in university. We arranged a scheme so that she could pay them off in pieces as she got the money. Since those early years, she has commissioned two paintings from me. This posthumous painting shows her grandmother, Mrs. Bingeman, in the garden. As the years go on, this will mean much as I dont believe her young boys ever got to meet their great grandmother.
This portrait of Wellesley entrepreneur Vernon Erb and his Wife, Viola, commemorates their 50th wedding anniversary and also the 50th anniversary of the founding of their company, Erb Transport. The family-owned Erb Group of Companies has developed from one man and a truck to one of the largest refrigerated fleets in Canadatruly a local success story and a large employer in the Waterloo region and across the country. Reproductions of this painting proudly hang in each of Erbs ten terminals throughout North America, reminding the employees of their very popular founder, now retired, and his constant commitment to Service, Satisfaction and Success. See also A Tradition of Service, Image #3043 .