Jesse and Izabella
We were honored to collaborate with client George to deliver this portrait of Jesse
and his daughter Izabella. A gift of love. In memory of Jesse.
"I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat. But always keep that hunger. May you never take one single breath for granted. God forbid love ever leave you empty handed" (excerpt from the song "I Hope You Dance") - Lee Ann Womack, 2000.
Real Life Hero
This portrait is in memory of Staff Sergeant Eddison A. Hermond. Eddison lived as a hero and died as a hero. A real life hero!
"When you remember me,
Please do not weep.
My body may not be there.
It has chosen to sleep...(excerpt)."
- Always There by Emma Marie Etwell
Rena and Al
We collaborated with client Rena on this portrait for her husband Al.
"Mere words cannot begin,
To tell you how I feel.
You’re the one thing in my life,
I can count on to be real." (Poem by Niki Alling, excerpt)
It was a pleasure collaborating with client Deniesha on her portrait.
"I'm a savage. Classy, bougie, ratchet. Acting stupid, what's happening?..(song excerpt)."
gina and jay
Client Gina was a joy to collaborate with on this Christmas gift for her husband Jay.
"When I'm with you
I hear a song
That makes me laugh
And sing to you." (excerpt from the song "With You") – Tony Terry, 1990
It was a joy collaborating with our sister Katrice on this portrait of our niece Kaitlyn.
“Have a day filled with ice cream, lollipops, sunshine, and everything you love and I love too." - Kaitlyn
It was a pleasure to collaborate on this portrait with our client Michelle of her companion Elphie.
In the book
Wicked, Elphaba (Elphie) is the Wicked Witch of the West. In Oz there are
animals, much like those that we know and love here in our world, and then
there are Animals that walk and talk and are civilized like humans.
looked like something between an animal and an Animal, like something more than
life but not quite Life.”
- Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the
Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1)
Barbara's Rescue fur babies
It was our honor to collaborate with Barbara on our first multi-portrait artwork - Barbara's adorable rescue fur babies.
Clyde aka Bud is a fierce protector of his family, loyal,
and loving. Everyone always said that each one of them had a quality of mine.
My babies! They make me better or have made me a better human being. No doubt I
didn’t rescue them, they rescued me.
Lily Mae aka Poopoo was absolute FIRE! She was so sweet in
the face and a force to be reckoned with in the soul. Everyone always said that
each one of them had a quality of mine. My babies! They make me better or have
made me a better human being. No doubt I didn’t rescue them, they rescued me.
Pretty Girl loved sunbathing, being alone, and having a lot of quiet time to
herself. Everyone always said that each one of them had a quality of
mine. My babies! They make me better or have made me a better human being. No
doubt I didn’t rescue them, they rescued me. – Barbara
It was a pleasure to collaborate with client Joy on this portrait for her son John and his wife Rebecca.
No matter where the wind roars
North, South, East, West
Love is the King and Queen
that never falls|and towers over all the rest
Love wins in the aftermath of pain
in the dreary night of the grayest rain
Love wins while hate tries to trample the earth
yes it carries one through a beautiful rebirth (excerpt). Love Wins by Melvina Germain.
This portrait arrived safely in Florida at the home of our client George's son Andre. It was a pleasure to collaborate with our client on this multi-photo portrait.
A family is like a circle.The connection never ends,and even if at times it breaks,in time it always mends. A family is like the stars.Somehow they're always there.Families are those who help,who support and always care. (excerpt)- Nicole M. O'Neil
The Swim Family
Our client Rodney asked us to create this portrait for his family of competitive swimmers.
is what makes Ironman - the constant battle to wanting to quit and
taking another step. I kissed my family and with the urging of my dear
friends I started the walk. It was pitch black, cold and windy. It
sucked. But as I heading up the hill I could hear the faint sound of the
We collaborated with contest winner Dee Dee to create this portrait of her friend Maria.
"I hope that I can make you mine
For another man steals your heart
And once your beauty is mine
I swear we will never be apart." (excerpt from the song "Beauty")– Dru Hill, 1997
Client Darius came to us with this adorable picture of his son Kaiden.
A Baby is a Blessing
A Gift from Heaven above
A Precious Little Angel
To Cherish and to Love.
A wee bit of heaven
drifted down from above-
A handful of happiness,
a heart full of love. (excerpt)
- Helen Steiner Rice
Kayla, Brian Jr., and Kiana
We enjoyed collaborating with clients Brian and Madona on a portrait for their children.
Kayla, 8 years old: "Mommy I like the Colar Bear!"
Brian Jr., 5 years old: "Oh! Me oh! My! He ****** all
day and night".”
Kiana, 3 years old: “Telecubbies” not “Teletubbies”
It was a pleasure collaborating with client Nikki on this portrait for her parents.
"I don't think you will
Ever fully understand
How you've touched my life
And made me who I am....(excerpt)."- Will You Ever? by Kaitlyn M. Yawn
It was a joy collaborating with client Jason on this portrait of his beloved companion Baxter.
Nature's first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay. - Robert Frost
It was a pleasure to draw this portrait for client Darius of
his son Darien. I first drew his son Kaiden 6 years ago. We're so glad he
returned for this second portrait.
It all started the moment you opened your eyes,
I was in shock, a boy, what a surprise,
Your little toes wiggled,
I pictured in my mind your perfect little giggle,
You were something so new to me,
But I was so proud to have a piece of me (excerpt)
A Beautiful Bundle of Boy by Amber Bolduan
Mark and Mikayla
It was a joy to draw this portrait of client Mark and his daughter Mikayla.
Dad: "I love you MiKayla."
Mikayla: "I know dad!"
Now and Forever
It was great to collaborate our client Dan on a portrait for his wife Lily.
"Whenever I'm weary
From the battles that rage in my head
You make sense of madness
When my sanity hangs by a thread...(song excerpt)."- Now and Forever by Richard Marx
We collaborated with client Mel to create this portrait for her friend Nikki.
"Maybe it is the memories the change of pace that brings us there the sense of vacation maybe the smell of the place the sights of the gulls, the dunes, the grasses but oh it is the feel of it...(excerpt)."- Beach Sand by Raymond A. Foss
It was a joy to collaborate on this portrait with client Kirisi for her daughter Akiea.
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi
It was great working with client Lawrence in the portrait for Barbara.
"Angel of God, my
to whom His love
commits me here;
Ever this day
be at my side,
to light and guard,
to rule and guide.
Grace and George
It was a joy collaborating with client Tamika Wilks on this portrait for her parents' 50th wedding anniversary.
"HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY GRACE AND GEORGE 50 YEARS OF RECORD BREAKING LOVE!!"
"The Date was OCTOBER 14, 1967 that these two Love Birds Became One." - Family and Friends
Saeka, Kiyora, & Kenshiro
Clients Derick and Aya were a joy to collaborate with on this portrait of their three children.
Saeka: "Mommy I want best Ramen in the world, I can't wait to go to Japan next time! "Kiyora: "Mommy can you play with me?"
Kenshiro: "bye bye doggy"
Eric and Sophia
Our client Rick was a joy to collaborate with on this portrait for his son and granddaughter Sophia.
Sophia playfully calls her dad Viejito, which translates to Old Man in Spanish.