Illustrated Portrait

This is a project I did recently for a client. The idea came from some illustrations I did when I was in Germany of women with castles on their heads and villages in their clothes.  I thought it would be cool to use this whimsical technique to incorporate a person’s interests into their portrait.  My client’s wife, whom I was doing the portrait of, just graduated from the University of Washington and is going to be consulting developing countries on their marine policies, this being a major part of her life it is the main theme of the portrait. She also adores her dog, and is from Kenya, so I included a mini portrait of her dog and adorned her with jewelry from Kenya.

Seth built a beautiful custom frame to go with the painting. I believe it was out of African Mohagony.  I am really pleased with the end result!

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3 thoughts on “Illustrated Portrait

  1. Danielle Anderson

    Oh my gosh! This is amazing! I’m sure she will love it. The creativity and colors are sooo wonderful.

    Reply
  2. A. Shell

    Celia…….you are amazing!!!! This is so beautiful, I’m sure this client will be pleasantly surprised. Love you!

    Reply

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