Austin 36×48

Austin is an all-around athlete. Although extreme sports are his favorite pastime, what really comes through is his desire to be the best at whatever he puts his mind to. Notice that fearless, heroic stance.

Here is a series that makes me proud as a painter and a parent. Paintings like this one celebrate the qualities, abilities and spirit that make our children the unique and special creatures they are.

I chose to capture what I feel is the essence of my son Austin, doing what he loves to do most. I wanted it to remind us of his talent and determination. And I wanted to hang it proudly in our home where he will always know how much we treasure him.