Imagine your loved ones immortalized in a work of art. What legacy will you leave?

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Why Master portraits are different?

 

Each Master Portrait is one-of-a-kind. Every portrait is individually considered, styled, photographed and finally painted by hand.

 

The finished image is printed on fine canvas and brush strokes are applied to the surface transforming your photograph into the unique look and feel of an oil painting.

 

Something worth passing down through the generations.

My First Master Portrait

 

When she turned 5, my daughter began to look less like my baby. As an artist and mother, I wanted to memorialize her the best way I knew how... with my camera.

I thoughtfully crafted and photographed my daughter & our cat (Simon 2017-2018) knowing I would use Photoshop to transform the images it into something masterful and timeless.

 

Something in-between a photograph & a painting... something resembling a Classical Rembrandt painting.

Are these Photographs or Paintings?

Finished works are BOTH! But the process begins with light & a camera.

 

1) We create the photographic image- carefully lit, styled, draped, styled and painted with light IN-THE-camera.

 

2) From 10-25 frames, ONE is selected for 'perfecting' digitally. In Photoshop, using a tablet & a brush, your portrait is painted by HAND smoothed, painted and made absolutely perfect!

3) Once reaching perfection, the image is printed on canvas and stretched over a wooden frame.

 

4) Finally brush strokes are applied directly to the surface to finish and seal the canvas.

The inspiration

 

Wandering the halls of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, you'll find me admiring the paintings of the 17th century Dutch painters.

 

I don't know the individuals portrayed but the portraits captivate me.

 

I wanted to create striking portraits the moment I first laid eyes on the rich, enduring paintings of the Dutch Golden Age (think Vermeer, Jan Steen, Rembrandt).

 

My earliest photographs were portraits of high school friends, the ones who trusted me enough to experiment. I draped them in fabric, poorly lit by candlelight... using film & a tripod!

 

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Fine Art Master Portraits

My daughter at 5; My grandmother at 88.

I’ve always been inspired by the rich, enduring paintings of the Renaissance. The beautiful light and romanticism of this period has long influenced the portraits I wish to create.

Rembrandt,  Jan Steen, and Vermeer- these were the artists whom first inspired me. The camera was my first love but I wanted a way to create images that felt more like paintings…. I experimented with traditional hand painting techniques but I never achieved anything I would ever share with others!

When my daughter turned five I knew I wanted to create something special and magical for her. At the same time my grandmother was nearing her 90’s and I also wanted to memorialize her in a significant way.

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