No, not 'The' Fantastic 4 of the superhero variety, nonetheless, these guys are an absolutely fantastic family and I was incredibly honored to be asked to create a portrait of them for their daughter's 30th birthday gift last month.
Faye and Mick asked me for some ideas and between us we settled on painting the families profile onto wood. They had a photo of them that had their profiles, with all but one, but with a handy snap from my iPhone I had all the reference I needed to begin the painting...with only about a week to deliver the goods, the clock was ticking...
Once the big reveal of the finished artwork came I was nervous as usual...! But thankfully, they adored it!
A clients happiness with the finished work is one of the biggest drives for me as a creative, I love to hear that a client is over the moon!