"It took me four years to paint like Raphael,
but a lifetime to paint like a child."-Pablo Picasso
I specialize in creating a contemporary, one-of-a-kind, playful children's portrait experience. I do this by combining two classic art mediums: painting and photography. These create a memorable session that celebrates your child's creativity.
It's a messy but simple idea: give kids paint and the freedom to do whatever they please in a large area. I sit back, camera in hand and let the happiness and excitement unfold. I document all the giggles and wonderment as they explore their new found freedom.
After everyone gets cleaned up and goes home I continue with the photo shoot. I revisit the painting and find some fascinating images when I examine small sections of each work.
And I photograph them.
Whether it's shapes, interesting compositions, textures, colors- it's all intriguing to me. I can spend hours on just one painting hunting for just the "right" image. And from those images I make art...all designed by your little's palm plants, finger swirls and footprints.
After the session I work with the family to create large abstract contemporary masterpieces. It's perfectly sized to be proudly displayed above a sofa, fireplace mantel or staircase for all to admire. Best of all, it's timeless. You will forever be able to have your child's artwork hanging in your home.
And of course, admired everyday by it's creator. As an artist myself, I can't begin to convey the amount of pride you feel when you see your work displayed in someone's home. Now think how it feels to a child?
Picasso said, "Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist when they grow up."
It's my job to help them never forget.