These are the faces of souls. They were made with love.
This painting was commissioned by a client. It is a portrait of her beloved father, who passed away when she was in her early teens. When she first saw the completed portrait, she was so moved by the likeness to the father she remembered that she burst into tears. I too am moved by how art touches people. I connected deeply to this wonderful man in the process of bringing him to life on the canvas. I relied exclusively on an old favorite photograph the client gave to me. The background came purely from my imagination, capturing the essence of this man's spirit, which I felt was very regal in nature. This is why I named the painting "Royal Essence."
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"Jnanagni" is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning "the fire of wisdom." The woman featured in this painting was undoubtedly illuminated by this trait. Her incredible breadth of life experience made her extremely strong and wise. She passed away in 2012. In 2014 this woman's granddaughter commissioned me to breath the life and soul of her grandmother into form. She gifted the painting to her father as an honoring, a remembrance, and an embrace of the Jnanagni energy that his mother walked with throughout her life.