A lot of people ask me the same question, "Why would I want a painting, when I can get a larger photo?" The problem is, a lot of photographs are of poor quality and they simply cannot be enlarged as the quality will get poorer and very pixilated.
I work from not only digital photographs but from paper photographs, sometimes many decades old. People who have lost a loved one or a cherished pet approach me wanting to recreate a photo before it gets more damaged and the image and memory is lost.
That is the power and purpose of my art work, to creatively preserve the memory, whatever and whoever it is so it is not lost forever.