This is a custom piece I created working with my client Robin. She wanted a special painting for the master bedroom in pretty blues and grays. We decided on a personalized painting with a medallion layout incorporating all things special to Robin. First, she comprise a list of everything she wanted put into the painting starting with her “family” to the P-3 airplane she piloted while in the Navy and every wonderful thing in between.
What I love most about this painting was actually the process of creating it — it was a true family collaboration.
My client Amy, enlisted her husband Tim to give ideas of want he was looking for in this painting. He suggested a Celtic cross to represent their faith along with meaningful words that were important to him and Amy. Family, love, faith, loyalty, compassion, courage and joy. These are all traits Tim said he wanted his family to have and wanted incorporated into the painting.
With that in mind, I went to work and painted this medallion with the family’s names, dates and “family values” hidden in the vines around the cross. I painted it in custom colors that would bring the room together and it is now the focal piece in their family room.
This is a hand painted medallion design with hidden family names and important dates done for the Cahill family of Philadelphia.
Here you can see more of the detail: