My next portrait for the PVP

James is 5 years old and was diagnosed with Alexander disease when he was 9 months. I will be painting a portrait of him next for The Painting Vitality Project. I travel to these children’s homes in order to take …

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Photo by Katy Howard


Studio, Artist, Chattanooga, Kristin Kendall Fine ArtChattanooga based photographer, Katy Howard (KateHowPhoto) has always been a joy to work with. She captured my best side here 🙂 It’s interesting to see a moment like this. How often do you see yourself working? Not necessarily …

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Digital Portrait

Portrait, painting, digital paintingI’ve had the Procreate app for a while as a means to do digital drawings and studies with, but I decided to try and do full color portraits with it in preparation for actual oil paintings. Spending a few hours …

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“The Post” and its sentiment – SOLD

Charcoal Drawing, Drawing, PortraitMy favorite male model, Josh (who just so happens to be my boyfriend), is featured in several of my pieces, but this particular one has sentimental value. The reference photo I used was taken soon after we met in a …

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“Duchess” – SOLD

Portrait PaintingI sold this piece today to deserving owners. I love when I know my art is in hands that will appreciate it and care for it like it’s their child. Oh wait, the model is their child. Haha. What’s better …

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Happy Halloween from my dog, Rudy.

Happy Halloween, Pumpkin Painting, Kristin Kendall Fine ArtIt’s not the first time I’ve painted his face on a pumpkin, but it’s the first time I made him a costume. Rudy is such a good sport, loves the attention, and let’s face it… he’s cute in everything. That …

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Painting Meris

Portrait PaintingPainting Meris was a continually joyful experience. I’ve only met her twice, but her curious nature and piercing focus stood out to me in that time, and I knew I had to capture that. Between those features and her parents 

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Beginnings of the Painting Vitality Project

Portrait PaintingMost of you in the Knoxville community recognize this sweet little face. I had the pleasure of meeting her recently, and she is a complete joy to be around (can’t you tell?). Meris’ parents, Qwynn and Brandon White, received news

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