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Will I am image

While was in Tennessee for the Ingram commission, I was introduced to Anne Pope, one of the art commissioners of Tennessee.  Anne then also commissioned me to paint young Will, her son. It was a joy meeting them both and me and Will got along like wildfire. It was wonderful to try and capture the smile in his eyes. It reminded me of I love to capture people. Here is a charcoal sketch and a oil ...

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A literary commission image

  Passionate about early flemish painting, Lee Keele wanted a still life. Getting to know her I discovered a very rich and interesting soul, so I decided I wanted to go beyond the traditional and make a portrait disguised as a still life.  Lee lives and works in the shadows and out of sight of the public yet the very stories we encounter in our lives are effected by her. Lee is literary agent. The painting itself captures her love of early flemish art. The fruit symbolizes life. The peeled fruit is Lee enjoying life. The bird is her passion to want to see and explore everything life has to offer. The eggs are the safety she retreats to when life gets ...

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Tennessee Commission image

This June I spend my first time in Tennessee. I was commissioned by the lovely Ingrams family to paint a recreation of a Remington statue they owned called "crossfire". Crossfire is also the name of Preston Ingram's company. The painting was to celebrate the crossfire theme of Preston's career life. I suggested to place Preston as the featured rider on his own horse "Rooster" making it a much more personal representation of  the crossfire we were depicting. It's scale of 43x54 inches illustrated the grit and details missed in the online small depiction of the painting. the most rewarding part of this painting was getting to know the loving warmth of the Ingrams. I miss ...

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