One of my personal favorites, Persistence and Provision is all about the symbolism.
Gallery wrap canvas 20"x 24" acrylic on canvas, original work still available for purchase.
As I was pulling the concept for this together it struck me that there was a strange similarity between badgers and bluejays. Badgers, while they can be downright mean, are persistent, just like our bluejay friends— and this is exactly what I need to be.
And while it is less than typical to consider a display of badgers on your library shelf, it was too fitting to pass up, hence this setup of Persistence and Provision.
...Oh, what's with the carrots? That's the provision part. And for those of you who are into symbolism you should appreciate this: if you count them, there are seven ;)
The whole time I was painting this bird, I heard that calling laugh-- and picture the confident woman who defends her family and laughs at days to come.
”She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future” Proverbs 31:25
Acrylic on canvas, 48"square. SOLD
This image was the very first of what has become portrait stories for weddings and engagements. I still love how it’s not a literal portrait in the traditional sense, and don’t want to lose the whimsy as I make newer works for other people.
The text tells OUR story:
Of all the places far and near
to find a perfect love for life.
So long I prayed you’d come, my dear;
Won’t let you go—please be my wife.
Weddings are a big deal. But you know what's an even bigger deal? The marriage.
Personalized portraits that highlight who you are. With a few quick questions, we can get to the story that brought the two of you together, and create something perfectly unique to celebrate the start of a life together.
If part of your family has fur, let's make a memory!
With this couple, we wanted to capture all three dogs and their individual personalities. In the same style as a family portrait, the subject changes to fit who you love the most. <3
It's more than the wedding, it's the love.
Story portraits are meant to celebrate the people, not just an event. Weddings are fabulous, touching, meaningful and significant— but this is your marriage, and means more than just one day in your life.
Let's celebrate that!
Photos of the step by step process below:
What an amazing place to spend your summers! I had never heard of Roche Harbor, WA, but a little research and some direction from the family who makes this their holiday spot gave some background fodder to create the perfect family portrait to commemorate their time together there.
Focusing on scenic details (including trips to the local donut shop) made this personalized painting really meaningful.
For your own custom order, email Alexis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Why be normal? The sky’s the limit when it comes to creativity, and together we can tell a story for you and about you that make your dreams come to life.
This is still one of my favorite-r family portraits.
Tell your own story. Email Alexis at email@example.com
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This Seattle family loves where they live, and we captured their sense of adventure in this portrait that compiled not only the best of the city they call home but some of their best experiences together.
If from the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks, I want my heart to be the seed of words that blossom.
A garden of delights. An expression of beauty that erupts from within and is enormous in comparison to the person that initially contained it.
That with my kids and with my husband my words become— not "flowery" but satisfyingly fragrant. That my expressions are a joy and a pleasure— a beautiful place of rest.
Acrylic on canvas, 14”x36” contact for pricing and availability, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Can you imagine what all the baby-ladies say? A small portrait that is all personality. [Dimensions] acrylic on canvas, contact for special order details and price list.
I might be biased, but these are some of the best looking little subjects I've painted ;)
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And you thought three was a crowd.