I was commissioned by a young couple, Adrienne & Tom, to paint this as a thank you gift for Tom's father Jim and his wife Lisa. I was honored to be chosen because I know this was a very special gift for them. Their excitement and enthusiasm was catching and I wanted to make sure that I delivered in every way possible. I have to admit that I made a couple of changes after taking this picture--just can't help myself.
Rhonda Hartis Smith © 2008