Joie de Vivre

'Joie de Vivre' 40 x 30" Oil on Canvas

'Joie de Vivre'
40 x 30"
Oil on Canvas

I'm beyond lucky to have had the best Patrons as a commissioned painter.

I recently had the pleasure of creating this large abstract commission for a wonderful couple, Jess & AJ, here in the city. We installed this weekend with bubbly in hand, and even a few happy tears joined us.

I'm always thrilled for the opportunity to create art for incredible people.

When I'm working on a commissioned piece, I really meditate on the work I'm being asked to create -- on why I'm creating it and who for. What are their personalities and how are they looking to the art to make them feel?

We have a conversation about these things and their energy comes into the studio with me. 

Jess and AJ are a brilliant, exuberant and fun couple who embody a zest for life, and I wanted to translate that to canvas -- and it was so much fun to do! They trusted the process implicitly - I genuinely admire their sense of adventure and ease from start to finish.

An original artwork undeniably changes the vibration of a space and home. Being commissioned to create a piece is truly a dynamic dance between my patrons' vision and my ability to translate and bring it to life through color, movement and meaning.

To me it's a terrific responsibility.

Creating 'Joie de Vivre' (the Joy of Life) for this wonderful couple was a huge joy for me and I'm proud of what we created together.

Thank you, AJ & Jess! You both are Two in a Million. I hope your new artwork brings you happiness and will be a continual reminder of the joy of living that you share with the world.

With Color & Love,


Jess with her new addition.

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