Words Natalie Bellardino
When I was told that you were searching for sentimental pieces for edition 48, the custom-made portraits that I have commissioned came to mind. Each piece is different—every detail, meaning?and story is unique to each individual. For an outsider looking at the artwork, it is merely an animal, family or baby portrait, but for the client, it becomes an emulation of their loved one’s spirit, character and personality. Each piece becomes sentimental to the individual, as they honour their loved ones who have passed, a person or pet they cherish.?
Due to the one-on-one discussions, the creative process becomes collaborative and inclusive, deepening the connection many have with the piece initially. As a whole, my main priority is that the customer is happy, and that I am able to fulfill the client’s artistic desires and ideas through my designs.
I am so blessed to use my skills to capture, honour and celebrate the loved ones of my customers. To create custom-made, one-of-a-kind artworks that are sentimental?and personal pieces to the individuals and their families, brings great purpose to my craft. Hearing the stories and lives of the beloved pets, family members and children of those who approach?me is something I never forget. I am grateful everyday that I get to do what I do and bring smiles to those who receive their?special artworks.?
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