The highest compliment is to be asked to create a custom painting for a client. I get to work with the patron, settle on an idea, paint my tail off, and deliver something that (hopefully) will be seen and appreciated for years to come.
Please feel free to call me about your special project. The process with each client begins much the same; with an idea—and then a question.
Here are some samples of my commissioned work…
For her commission, Nancy asked, “Can we add a raven with a berry in it’s mouth?”—Yes! One of the best things about commissions is that the client can make requests! I was happy to make that happen—and so was she!
“Rick” — a beautiful Siberian Husky—the quintessential “Alaska” dog, commissioned by Becca!
This 4×4′ Black Bear is now in Sonoma, California, waiting to go to his forever home near Mt. Shasta!
Herm’s view of Shasta is done!, “First Snow” Acrylic, 4×5′ – Sonoma, CA
The Alaska Club—Studio, Anchorage, Alaska
One of my favorite lines sounded something like this—”I love my 28-year old horse, Merrygold. Can you paint her before she goes?”
“Can you capture the place where we got married— along Turnagain Arm? It is our anniversary and we want something special.” Sure! And yes, they all helped throw paint!
“Sir Charles, my daughter’s beloved dog, can’t go to their destination wedding. Can you paint him and we will take the canvas with us?” Yes, yes I can!
“We are building a new home and have a huge wall. We love your trees. Will you paint something big for us?”
“My husband’s birthday is coming up. I want to give him a painting of our Teddy!”
Hooray for my dear friend Jan and her champion show dog, Cooper! I was happy to paint his sweet mug.
And, Christi finally got her Polar Bear! A Nanook herself (University of Alaska, Fairbanks), Christi flaunts the college’s rival in her office at University of Alaska, Anchorage.