Last week I sent out both of the two Shoe Portrait Commissions that I had been working on, but held off posting pictures of them until they were received. Only fair that the collectors get to see them first.

Each of the two paintings were to be a graduation gift from a mother to her son. It was easy to put myself in their shoes (!) Shoes hold memories that we cherish, want to remember, share and celebrate.

Racing Shoes, 2013
acrylic on canvas
10″ x 10″

I was thrilled to read the email from Nancy Greene who commissioned the pair of track shoes for her son:

The painting is beautiful. Adam was very happy and is going to bring it to his new dorm room in August.  He also said that it turns out that those were his first pair of racing shoes.  We are very excited!! I found myself going into his room this morning to look at it over and over.
Thank you so much,

Every picture not only tells a story, but has the capacity to keep these stories alive.
Is there a pair of shoes in your child’s closet that holds special memories you want to keep?

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