Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Family Structure

My commissioned portraits capture the children's image and often tell a story about their family. In this painting, the location is the north shore of Long Island, the place where the family has summered for generations. The coastline is very rocky. As a result, this family's favorite beach activity is creating free standing sculptures by stacking the rocks.

These boys learned from their dad, who learned from his dad, and so on. An unexpected pleasure of my work is getting to know the families. It warms my heart to find family after family built on rock solid love for each other and their traditions.

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