On October 25, 2019 my wife and our two young children were killed by a suicidal motorist. As a lifelong artist, I turned to painting to help me process this tragedy, creating several pieces honoring the life and passing of my family.
Roughly one year after the crash, people began approaching me for painting commissions. At first just a few, then more and more reached out. These new Clients had visions, dreams, pains and passions they were hoping I could translate into paint. I did not solicit these commissions nor explicitly market myself as such an artist, but by virtue of my personal loss people felt that I could be a channel for their own deep life experiences.
This marked a pivotal transition in my career as an artist. I went from making art that focused on myself to art that focused on others, offering myself as a bridge between the unseen world and the seen. I am immensely grateful and humbled to be able to do this work.
In collaborating with my Clients recurring themes have arisen: birth and death, the joy of children, the guidance of ancestors, navigating illness, celebrating love, and everything in between...the stuff that makes us human.
Please take a look at the examples below or, if interested in your own commissioned piece, kindly send me a note.