This is a recent painting from my family photos series. This was painted from a photo of my good friend Danielle and her mother Alice taken in 1968 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan. This hotel boasts the longest porch in the world and it is one of Danielle's favorite childhood memories. Danielle, an only child, lost her mother earlier this year, but she told me that this is one of the most treasured photos of them together. So of course, I had to paint it.
And now for some macro zoom photo fun with the painting. I love the abstract quality of these.
is an award winning artist who paints exclusively with a palette knife. She holds a fine art degree and has worked as a professional graphic designer for many years. She began painting in oil again after taking a palette knife workshop through the Copley Society of Art in Boston and was immediately hooked. The thick, painterly, yet highly detailed strokes of color are trademarks of her style.