Barry Caplan

Oil on linen, 24×30″

Artist Comment:  “This painting was a commission to honor Barry Caplan’s 50th year at the Sussman Shank Law Firm in Portland OR.  It was an honor to paint his portrait for this occasion.  The photo shows Barry and his wife’s first reaction to the painting, and you can see his wife wiping away tears, which is very moving for the artist (me) to see.  It means I did my job!  I’m so glad they are happy with the portrait!”

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Liana Rose

Oil on linen, 18×24″

Artist comment:  “This portrait of my daughter was inspired by a photo taken many years ago by her friend, Matt, at her adorable vintage apartment on NW Everett St. in Portland.  Notice how her nail polish matches the roses… yep, that’s my daughter!”

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Victoria

Oil on linen, 16×20″

Artist comment:  “This painting of my mother was probably one of the more difficult paintings I have ever done.  But I had wanted to paint her for a long time, and I have to say that it was worth every minute I spent on it.  This painting gave me a chance to spend time with my mom in a very different way, and the payoff is…  she likes it!”

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Liana #3

Oil on linen, 16×20″

Artist comment:  “This is the third painting of my daughter, Liana.  She lives in another state, and I miss her very much.  Since the process of painting a portrait brings the artist closer to their subject, painting my daughter kind of keeps her closer to home, and closer to my heart.”

 

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Zoe

Oil on linen, 24×34”

Artist comment: “Zoe’s parents were thrilled with the painting, but the very best comment came from Zoe herself, when she whispered to her mom… “I feel like I’m famous!”

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Amanda

Oil on linen, 18×24”

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Betsy Arntz

Oil on linen, 18×24”
Artist comment: “I was honored to paint this portrait of Betsy Arntz, which was commissioned by US Fab as a gift for their customer, Harley Marine Services. The painting includes the barge that was named after Betsy, in honor of her longtime devotion to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In 2010, Betsy lost her life to Juvenile Diabetes at the young age of 29. The painting was unveiled during the barge christening ceremony in Seattle in November 2011 (see photos below) and the barge is now part of the Harley Marine Services Fleet. US Fab and Harley have named more than a dozen vessels after young people who have lost their lives to juvenile diseases such as Type 1 Diabetes and Cystic Fibrosis, and Betsy’s name will now join the others and forever fill the marine airwaves around Puget Sound.”

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Judy VanAlstyne

Oil on linen, 18×24”
Artist comment: “I was honored to paint this portrait of Judy VanAlstyne, which was commissioned by the Bill Naito Company for a touching memorial to her.  To read more, visit my blog post.

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