The portrait of Lisa Gherardini, Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” is widely considered the most famous painting in the world. In a nod to the Renaissance, I am bringing back the art of the portrait in a beautiful and modern way and creating a contemporary “Mona Lisa.”
Each person has a story that is uniquely theirs and it is my job to bring that story to life. I work one on one with my clients to understand who they are and what their hopes and dreams are. When I am doing the photo shoot and I’m talking to the person, I talk about their dream and I have them tell me what their dream is, and I keep bringing that dream back to them and I want to see that sparkle in their eye when they actually feel they can achieve their dream and that’s the moment that I capture in the paintings.
As I start thinking about the creation of their painting, it’s about the aesthetic moment that is created between the artist, the subject, the mood, the setting, the aesthetic design, the viewpoint of the artistic director and the lighting. These are all elements of beauty that exist that we overlook.
My creative team of photographers, hair and make up artists, and art directors help to create the story. Before the painting is even created, we ride a magic carpet of imagination through the universe. We are absorbed in the creation as team of kindred spirits that contribute on the same aesthetic wavelength.
The experience of having your portrait painted is a rare opportunity to tell your story and one I look forward to creating with you. Click here to see my newest video on my new paintings:
I am very excited to share these new paintings and have scheduled an ART EXHIBITION and VIP RECEPTION on March 31st, 2012 at Million Air, Burbank, California. Please call the studio if you would like to attend: 818-244-7150.