Size: 8x8


My work is always better when I am alone and follow my own impressions. Claude Monet ~


LifeExpessions are paintings that people commission me to do either for a loved one or special friend in their life or even themselves. These very personal paintings are created just for this person and features what they are passionate about in their life. Capturing the essence of the person and what they love in life is very important to achieve in this type of painting.


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This very distinctive LifeExpressions commission was created for a very special person. I immediately thought of the dragonfly for this particular commission and incorporated it as the main part of the circle art since I had also designed this person's dragonfly tattoo. My intuition guided me throughout the painting and I also added several free-form design elements around the circle. Also notice a small, stylized dragonfly in the center of the circle and outside the circle are smaller stylized dragonflies surrounding the larger circle.

Dragonflies symbolize transformation, adaptability and change. It is also a sign of self-realization and understanding the deeper meaning of life. I used purples, greens, oranges and yellows as the colors for this LifeExpressions commission.

This piece was created in archival and acrylic inks, both waterproof. LifeExpressions commissions are painted on an 8"x8" (unless another size is determined, but they are always square) cradled substrate that is archival and acid-free. The finished painting is protected with several coats of satin (low-sheen) acrylic polymer varnish which is resistant to chemicals, water, abrasion and ultraviolet radiation. I paint the sides of the cradled panel with an acrylic color that compliments the colors in the painting. Cradled panels allow you to hang your work with no additional framing. I also include a hanging hook and nail for your convenience.

NOTE: Please do not hang your fine art painting in direct sunlight. The painting is non-repairable if it is accidentally scratched or marred in any way. Lightly dust off occasionally with a cotton cloth and nothing else.

You can view the other LifeExpressions commissions I created by clicking on the following links: World TravelerFighter ChickThe Nurturer and The Hunter, Passion and Purpose..

To learn more about one of these meaningful, heart-felt and personal LifeExpressions paintings, please go to the custom order page.

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