I spent several days searching for a composition that would make a beautiful and pleasing painting -- but would also tell his story in a meaningful way. After many hours of experimenting, everything fell into place in one moment and the composition sang to me.
On Sunday evening, I presented the painting to the family and a gathering of their friends. When I unveiled the painting there was at first silence, then a few tears and finally smiles and even laughter. It was a profound experience to see how one painting can move a room of people and touch them deeply. And it was a privilege to be able to create this gift in memory of an exceptional human being.