Custom Commissions

The following are commissions which include subject matter personal to the client and varying in style, size and subject matter. I have had so much fun creating everything from speed bikes to portraits.

 
 
ELK AT PIKES PEAK  48X60 // Oil on Canvas

ELK AT PIKES PEAK

48X60 // Oil on Canvas

BROWN BEARS AT MAROON BELLS  48X60 // Oil on Canvas  This oil painting was commissioned by a Colorado family to portray their Navajo family heritage through a family of brown bears playfully spending a sunny day in front of the iconic Maroon Bells in the Elk Mountains of Colorado.

BROWN BEARS AT MAROON BELLS

48X60 // Oil on Canvas

This oil painting was commissioned by a Colorado family to portray their Navajo family heritage through a family of brown bears playfully spending a sunny day in front of the iconic Maroon Bells in the Elk Mountains of Colorado.

SAWYER GLACIER, ALASKA  48X72 // Acrylic on Canvas  Creating a painting of the iconic and breathtaking scenery of Sawyer Glacier in Alaska was truly a dream come true. This painting was commissioned by a loving husband as a birthday surprise for his wife. If you look closely, hidden in the detail of the mountainside, you can spot the number 35 representing the cruise to Alaska on the couples 35th wedding anniversary in addition to 5.8.82 representing the day they were married.

SAWYER GLACIER, ALASKA

48X72 // Acrylic on Canvas

Creating a painting of the iconic and breathtaking scenery of Sawyer Glacier in Alaska was truly a dream come true. This painting was commissioned by a loving husband as a birthday surprise for his wife. If you look closely, hidden in the detail of the mountainside, you can spot the number 35 representing the cruise to Alaska on the couples 35th wedding anniversary in addition to 5.8.82 representing the day they were married.

Detail Shot

Detail Shot

Detail Shot

Detail Shot


INNER CHILD // 24x36 // Oil on Canvas  This is a painting of "Inner Child," a sculpture at the Burning Man festival in Nevada commissioned by a loving husband as a gift for his wife.

INNER CHILD // 24x36 // Oil on Canvas

This is a painting of "Inner Child," a sculpture at the Burning Man festival in Nevada commissioned by a loving husband as a gift for his wife.

Detail Shot

Detail Shot

DEAR RIDER // 24x36 // Acrylic on Canvas

DEAR RIDER // 24x36 // Acrylic on Canvas

This 24x36 Acrylic on Canvas commission was a gift from a sister to her brother, who races motorcycles. 

I employed a contrast of techniques from the clear, sharp rider to the blurred background to give an illusion of speed.

Detail Shot
VINTAGE // 24x30 // Acrylic on Wood Panel

VINTAGE // 24x30 // Acrylic on Wood Panel

This vintage camera was painted for photographer Steven Smith of The New Me Journey based out of St. Louis, MO. This is one of the more technically sound paintings I have ever done and I enjoyed every challenging minute of it. From the interior carpeting of the case to the reflective aspect of the lenses, this painting pushed me outside my comfort zone in the most beautiful ways.


COMING HOME // 11x14 // Acrylic on Canvas

COMING HOME // 11x14 // Acrylic on Canvas

Original Photo

Original Photo

This is a painting that was commissioned by a daughter for her mother of the house they grew up in. This one was particularly fun because the original photo I was given to go off of was taken in the summer, but my client wanted it to be a scene of fresh snowfall on a house that held so many memories for her family.


ON, SAIL ON AND ON // 24x36 // Acrylic on Canvas

ON, SAIL ON AND ON // 24x36 // Acrylic on Canvas

Original Photo

Original Photo

This painting was commissioned by a group of grandchildren for their grandparents. This scene is a lake in Leadville, Colorado. The family holds 15 years of camping memories here and their Grandma would sign their letters "On, Sail On and On" as it is written on the raft. 

Detail shot of the raft reading "On, Sail On and On"

Detail shot of the raft reading "On, Sail On and On"


JELLY // 36x48 // Mixed Media on Canvas

JELLY // 36x48 // Mixed Media on Canvas

Detail of the intricate jellyfish tentacles.

Detail of the intricate jellyfish tentacles.

This giant jellyfish painting was a commission for a couple in Tampa who have a strong love for the ocean. In fact, they even live right on the water so they can wake up to the force that inspires them every day. It is a blend of acrylic paint, iridescent paint and iridescent powder to give the feeling of power and beauty that the Sea Wasp Jellyfish conveys. 


FAMILY HOCKEY NIGHT// 24x48 // Acrylic on Wood Panel

FAMILY HOCKEY NIGHT// 24x48 // Acrylic on Wood Panel

Original Photo

Original Photo

This commission was completed for a family of die-hard Colorado Avalanche fans. They wanted an abstract background of the team colors with the jerseys in high-contrast. This painting now hangs high in their home for all the family members to see and cherish.