These paintings are built out of your memories of your loved one's passions, dreams, favorite things, places they loved, and their unique way of being joyous in life. Similar to a patchwork quilt or a scrap book, with every glance you will have the opportunity to endlessly revisit what made them so loveable and what made your relationship so special.
I invite you to include photos and an actual object in the painting.
I paint in, through, and around the photographs, or sentimental objects, integrating them into the fabric of the painting.
You will have the option of including cremation ashes in your painting. This is a very personal decision. I understand many people do not choose cremation for personal and or religious reasons. Should you choose to include the ashes from your loved one's remains (person or animal) it will be integrated directly into my paint before I apply it to the canvas. For those who might find this a bit macabre, I encourage you to instead think of your painting as a cremation urn in a different form, a form which shares their story and celebrates their personality.
Here are some
Memorial Painting for those harmed or killed in the peaceful protests in Sudan. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and to look the other way during times of such massive violence. My way of remaining active and also sane is to pray through paint as well as taking steps to help. Each flower is a forget-me-not with a golden center in honor of each person harmed or killed in their peaceful protest for freedom.
This memorial was made for a fellow artist whose wife died in hurricane Katrina. I am always moved by the memories I hear and this one was a particularly powerful reminder of the vulnerability in even the most powerful love relationships. May we all remember how precious our time is with our loved ones here and in the spirit realm also.
Memorial painting of 50 birds honoring the 50 individuals murdered in the Christchurch Mosque terrorist attacked. Gifted to the family of Atta Elayyan in his memory. Atta’s father was one of the Imams who survived after being in critical condition. This family served as pillars of strength in the Corvallis Oregon community living there until Atta was 12 years old before moving to NZ. Atta was the CEO of his company. Microsoft purchased the computer programming that he created. He mentored many youths in Futsol and in computer programming and was loved by many people.