I love painting house portraits. What began as a favor for a real estate agent a few years ago, has turned into a major portion of my commissions. I consider my house portraits to be little painted love letters. These homes shelter the hopes and dreams of their inhabitants and my goal in rendering them is to honor those dreams.
My most recent house portrait is for one of my dearest friends. She chose the lot for this home because of its beautiful Magnolia tree in the front yard. It reminded her of her home in Louisiana. The style of the house also reflects her Louisiana roots - a wide porch, white columns, French doors, dormer windows, a symmetrical sweeping roofline. But more than aesthetics, this house is home to her large blended family and her business. It was such a pleasure to paint this piece and to capture the cheery, bright vibe that reverberates off this lovely home.