A commissioned painting for a long-time friend, a portrait of her first child :]
20″ x 24″
“The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is seeking art for its upcoming exhibition, Medical Avatar: The Health Time Machine. Entries should include three self-portraits: you as you are today; you as you will be in 5 years if you continue with an unhealthy habit you have today; and you as you will be in 5 years if you continue with a healthy habit you have today.”
These shoes were a gift to my boyfriend a little over four years ago. He had asked me to customize a pair of shoes he bought and I ended up doing it as my gift to him for our first Valentine’s Day together. I didn’t do much planning on the designs, it was just an idea in my head really, but I was really happy with the final product. I customized a few more shoes after this, but none of them turned out as good, in my opinion.
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Since this website is still in its early stages, I have yet to set up a shopping cart system where its easier to sell my work, but getting my work to you is still possible of course! Let me know if you are interested in buying or commissioning anything and I will do my best to figure out all details necessary :]
When I was in 8th grade, I sold my first painting. Surprisingly, it remains the biggest painting I’ve ever done (though not for long). I was homeschooled at the time so I had a more flexible schedule which allowed me to easily do all the work that this project entailed. A couple at the church that I go to commissioned me to do a painting of their home and the land that surrounded it. They were very generous and agreed to pay for both the supplies and the final painting. Beginning in October 2004, I went up to their house and took several pictures. After the couple chose which picture they liked best, I began to draw and then paint on a 48 x 60 inch canvas. I worked all the way through November and into December before I finished. Here is the finished product:
Completing this painting was somewhat of a self-confidence booster because I learned a lot throughout the process and grew quite a bit as an artist. I continue to be very proud of this painting :]