There is nothing sweeter for me as an artist than painting a powerful personal commission for somebody. When what the person has gone through comes out in the piece, when I harness that, when things come together, and when the complexity meets the beauty. In this painting, we have trials mixed with hope, strength and triumph. I won't go into specifics due to the fact that this piece involves deeply personal life things for the person in the painting. I believe art should contain pain, joy and everything in between. If not, what's the point? In this painting, we see dangers, trials, sadness gone through, hope, and strength. Those who can hold on will see the beauty on the other side.
I was fortunate to be able to portray some of this individual's life flow within the flowing scope of my art. What an honor. The heart and brush smiles at such a worthwhile experience.