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I make nontraditional portraits of your essence, not a traditional portrait of your likeness. You help me create it. It is a unique co-creation through which you and I express your being at that moment. What will you bring to your unique portrait? I will work with you to make sure that your most special memories are built into your portrait – even if only you and I know exactly what is included. I make the paints. I incorporate materials you help select so the painting becomes a unique expression of your spirit. We might create paint mixed with pigments made from the sand from your favorite beach or even your own tears. The goal is to create a painting that reflects the essence of you; a reflection of you.
ABOVE: SELF-PORTRAIT: MARSHALL CARBEE, bio-paint, beach sand, blueberry pie, almond milk, rain and sea water on paper, 24" x 36"
BELOW: DETAILS from A PORTRAIT of LAUREN FLOTTE: SAILBOAT ON THE GREEN, bio-paint, rain water and India ink on canvas, 54" x 96"
- James Baldwin, Nobody Knows My Name