⬆️ Watch this video story of a Christmas tradition honored with a painting. ⬆️
Honoring a Holiday Tradition
Every year, for decades, the Walsh Family has delighted their hometown community with a city-wide parade featuring an appearance of Santa with his sleigh and reindeer. Every year until 2020, that is, when the pandemic cancelled the special annual holiday tradition.
Magical Gift During the Pandemic
In light of his family's disappointment, Jay wanted to do something truly special and meaningful to honor his parents' annual tradition, even without a parade. He knew that the gift painting needed to include his daughter and the sleigh. Once we discussed the commission, it was clear to me that we needed a magical wintry nighttime sky and the reindeer should be in flight!
Christmas Morning Surprise
As you can imagine, Jay's parents were thrilled by the surprise early on Christmas morning, just one day following the date that the traditional annual parade would have been held.
Daily Reminder of Love
Creating a magical piece of art featuring their granddaughter as the sleigh driver, will be a reminder of who they love. It will be a constant reminder of their love for their family as well as an annual family tradition that they hold so dear.
hand-rendered stroke by stroke
finishing details on canvas
"My parents totally loved it! Thank you so much!"
"When we work together, you'll be guided through each step of the process, know what to expect, and there will be no surprises about a person's likeness. In the end, you'll have the custom painting you have always envisioned."
Bobbie Bush, portrait artist