“Cecilia” Portrait painting artist

September 3, 2019
purple tone portrait painting of black model looking to side

When I first started painting, I would not have considered myself a portrait painting artist, I just started to paint in all different mediums. I always loved portraits but I never knew it was my calling. It wasn’t until I started to incorporate my portrait photography into my paintings that it finally started to click for me.

Inspiration for this Piece:

I have a friend who is really into music and he sent me his new song. While I was listening to it, I saw the soundwaves of the music moving and was inspired by the movement to add the drips into a painting. I kept that idea in the back of my head for awhile, and I was especially curious to see what the drips would look like on a black or white background so I tried it, and that’s how “Cecilia” came to be. 

Other Details:

As a portrait painting artist, I take the photographs and then turn them into contemporary portrait paintings. Interested in learning more about this process or seeing a bit of it? Check out this behind-the-scenes video of my work!

“Cecilia” is an acrylic mixed media portrait painting based on a portrait photograph. This piece uses vivid paints and is 25.25 by 25.25 framed.


Soundwaves: black and white image of soundwaves


purple portrait painting of black model, mixed media


purple tone mixed media portrait art of african american girl framed mixed media portrait of model facing right side side view of purple mixed media portrait in frame close up of purple mixed media portrait of black model lower half of mixed media portrait corner of mixed media portrait with frame showing purple portrait painting of black model, mixed media


The Portrait Painting Artist:

Although I call myself a portrait painting artist, it is hard to categorize my work as one thing specifically as it falls under: Pop art, Modern art, Mixed Media, and street art. What I do to create art is a multifaceted process that is done all by hand. It’s a labor of love where each piece will have hours of work poured into it until I feel like it’s finally finished.

What is Mixed Media Art/Portrait Painting?

Mixed media art refers to a visual art form that combines a variety of media in a single artwork. In my art, this usually means combining my photography with painting. I use a variety of unique materials: gold and silver leaf, a color changing technique, etc. 


Want to See More?

Interested in seeing more of my work? Check out some of my other portrait painting art!

Here is a piece using gold leaf.

Here, check out a portrait painting that uses silver leaf.

I also have several color changing portraits; check one out here!


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