This Week In the Studio

My most recent commission was for a wonderful couple in Phoenix, Arizona. Every year in conjunction with the holiday season they host a Fezziwig-themed ball and charity auction in support of New Pathways for Youth. This year they're auctioning a specially commissioned piece (created by me) made specifically for this event! I'm so thrilled to participate. The couple asked for something warm and inclusive with warm golden and red colors. They wanted the art to match the spirit of giving embodied by the Fezziwig characters in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol".  I made a little inspiration collage and then set to work. Below is the collage I created for the client.

And here is the completed piece:

Rising  -  24 x 36 acrylic on canvas

Rising (Detail)

I hope it reminds you to also "Honor Christmas in your heart and try to keep it all the year."