14" x 17"
graphite on bristol paper
The day was the 29th of April, 2023, Ronald visited my art studio to finalize the paperwork for his portrait commission. A gift he would be giving his wife for Mother's Day, he wanted to give her something different and special at the same time. Ronald was talking to a mutual friend of ours, who's name happens to be Leslie. My name came up in the conversation and that's when Ronald reached out to me and we started the commissioning process for his portrait.
When he first came to the building, he was just getting off from work. We met and I gave him a tour of the building and showed him my Art studio. By this being his first time working with a commissioning artist. I wanted his
experience to be a memorable one and something he would never forget. With the other 4 commissions I had going on in the studio and working 10 hrs a day at UPS. He never wondered if I could get the job done. I think I gained his confidence and respect with my Artwork and my professionalism. I felt really good about this commission about this portrait and couldn't wait to get started. Because after our meeting and talking Art we spent another hour and a half, just talking like we've known each other for years. Ronald is a down to earth gentlemen and a real easy person to talk to.
I had the great fortune and privilege of working with a client who mad this process very easy, him and his wife are an amazing couple and he is one of the most delightful clients I've had the chance to encounter.