A TIME OF TRANSFORMATION AND BECOMING SO MUCH MORE.
When my son was born, my whole world was blown wide open. I have a successful illustration and graphic design career but this tremendous love that I felt, this endless joy that poured from me to my child, was unlike anything I had ever experienced. I could watch him for untold hours taking such immense delight in each smile and coo or the glorious peace of his sleeping face. Besides the 5,000 pictures I took of him in the first week (seriously 5,000!), I was also inspired to pick up my pencil and sketch for the first time in almost a decade.
Many of my friends were also having children and I would draw their sons and daughters for them, grateful to share in their joy and get to know these fabulous new little people who lived so far away from me.
Very naturally, these portraits began evolving into something special. They came to life through intimate conversations with parents about their children's emerging personalities, learning the richness of family history or becoming familiar with the family’s spirituality. Each portrait told a powerful story of a unique child, with intimate symbolic imagery, fertile words or prayers, and complementing art techniques.
I hope that these images resonate with you and you can sense the absolute joy that I experience every time I work with a new child's portrait.