A PERSONALIZED FANTASY
Before I begin a commissioned painting, I will meet with you and talk to you about what gives you happiness in life and your dreams. Learning this will lead me to a vision for your painting. Because I make my canvases myself, I can make a canvas any size you wish. After I have sketched the painting, I will invite you to my studio for approval before I begin painting.
You will be surprised at the vision that has arisen in my imagination personalized for you. I do not make my paintings according to instructions, but rather go through a reflective process of creating an image which will not only be your personal painting, but your friend. A painting is more than a silent image. Your memories, your family and friends, your animals, your encounters, your voyages will enter into the creation. Strange and fantastic beings will also appear. The painting will be a living dream on your walls which will enchant your life.
At an unveiling party
"We commissioned Jean-Marc to paint the Carousel of Life for us. His interpretation captures the essence of our life in a most fantastic and whimsical way. It was a pleasure to work with him, an artist who creates with imagination and soul. The painting brightens our lives every day."
Luisiana and Dick Gale, Kentfield, California
This painting was done for the family of a researcher who studied and also lived with a variety of animals, including a beaver raised in the family home from a tiny baby.
The Carousel of Life
This painting commemorates a couple's wedding anniversary and voyage around the world.