“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself.”
― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
When I read this quote I immediately thought of Eric. So much of Eric’s character is revealed in his portraits.
You can see that every stroke of paint is exactly where it should be – detail is everything.
You can see that Eric puts a lot of care into each portrait – it usually takes weeks to complete. It shows how much he cares about the person he is painting.
Eric loves to give the portrait as a gift. He loves to see the reaction when the person sees their portrait for the first time.
Eric did this portrait of me recently and gave it to me as a gift.
He often says “I love you, and God loves you too.” I think he really wants people to see their own beauty.