“Vision of a Golfer” is a large, square abstract painting of golf clubs that was designed for a client as a Christmas present for her avid golfer husband.
As I worked with my client, Jen, we discussed her two main “objectives” for the piece. First, she wanted to honor her husband’s passion for golf through this gift. He enjoys playing a round of golf every chance he gets so she knew he would love a golf-inspired painting. This brings us to the second objective — she wanted to create a piece that could hang proudly in their living room (as opposed to a den or office). It had to match the current colors and style while still capturing his “vision of a golfer. ”
From my visit to Jen’s home, I was able to create an unexpected color palette that would fit her living room’s style so we landed on an abstract layout of vintage golf clubs and tees. I also wanted to create movement and energy — inspired by the swing of a golfer — that would pop and become a focal point in the space. I created the design with vertical brush strokes and acrylic paint to create that texture and movement I envisioned.
The final piece went beyond the expectations of my client and her husband absolutely adores his gift. In fact, he actually GOES in the living room to admire the piece. For me, what I loved about this project, was being able to create something that the client couldn’t envision or really describe but trusted me to create.