Each commission is as unique as the individuals that they are created for. I enjoy these opportunities to get to know clients in a more personal way. Often times, the painting is a way to celebrate a special occasion or memory. Here’s a story behind one of my favorite commissions I’ve done.
On a recent trip to Italy, Jeanna and Leigh Boothe wanted to indulge their love of wine by going on a tour of the Tuscan wine country. This included a visit to a tiny winery called Colombaia, tucked away on the hillside of Northern Tuscany, outside Siena and it left quite an impression.
Leigh decided a painting from this trip would make a great surprise anniversary gift so he contacted me about creating a custom piece. We discussed size and price options, the photos he had that he could share, and what elements and objects he wanted to be sure were included (and some left out).
On the day of their anniversary, with Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” playing in the background, Leigh unveiled the painting to Jeanna’s surprise and she absolutely loved it! The painting now hangs in their master bedroom. Leigh says they are reminded of what a wonderful world it truly is and of the importance of creating memories with the one you love whenever they see it .
If you are interested in discussing a commission piece of your own, I’d love to discuss it with you! Contact me here.
More information about this beautiful winery can be found here.