Did you know that a significant portion of our mind is dedicated to recognizing people and their emotions?
Small amounts of paint, or even the texture of the canvas, can substantially alter a person's appearance. Once I capture the perfect moment for the painting, I work to capture each additional figure in their own best light. One of the most exciting things I get to do, is to add people who are not physically present (even those who are no longer with us). I can use past photos to reflect their presence for your painting today.
I offer varying levels of detail. My impressionistic style is more "painterly" and suggestive of the person rather than showing facial details (such as the bridesmaids shown). My realistic style captures more accurate and recognizable detail and facial expressions (such as the family shown). I typically reserve the highest level of detail and extra realistic style for the bride and groom / subject of the painting (such as the mother-daughter painting shown).
Portraying the people you care about most requires careful detail, even when they are painted in an impressionistic style. That's why I give you the option to choose how to include people in your painting. I will review your options for additional guests during our consultation.