I had the opportunity recently to do a portait of a family that is close to my heart. During the photoshoot for the painting, I took a few random shots of the kids, and this painting resulted.
I was excited by the childish innocence in Justin’s face and his pose on the bike. It seemed to me a perfect example of carefree childhood, something I love to see in little children who are unencumbered with the day-to-day challenges I face as an adult.
Justin is to me an example of being someone who loves his life, children love life. I look at this work of art and it reminds me to stop and take time each day to reflect on my own life and ask myself if I am allowing things to get to complicated. When I see Justin I am encouraged to look for my own inner child.