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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Treasure Tuesday


My treasure is of these two paintings of Kayla.

Michael Jurogue Johnson is a gifted artist who paints animals and children from their photographs.

The first photograph I sent him was of Kayla at 11 months old; he painted the picture on a notecard (which I of course bought 30 right up and sent them out to friends and family!)

The 2nd picture I sent was of Kayla at 2 yrs old. He painted her into a setting of tulips. Just look at the care and detail in his painting - right down to the position of Kayla's feet and the little sandals!

I am so amazed at his talent and encourage you to take a look at his website...the animal paintings are just beautiful. If you ever wanted to have a painting of your pet or family you can commission him to do a painting. Here is the link to his commissioned work here.
























Oh, by the way, this extremely talented artist also happens to have Down syndrome.

17 comments:

Nisa said...

I love these pictures. Michael Johnson is a very talented artist and these portraits of Kayla are beautiful.
love, Nisa

PEA said...

Oh my, he certainly is a gifted artist and captured Kayla's character beautifully!! It's no wonder you'll always treasure those two paintings!!

wen said...

wow, what great pictures! and it's wonderful that you can support such a talented artist.

Tracey said...

Great treasure!

Overwhelmed! said...

Oh my gosh, these paitings are beautiful! What an inspiration this artist is!

Sandra said...

LOve these, they are beautiful :) What a wonderful treasure to have in your home :)

Faith said...

Gifted indeed!!! I love them. I will go to his site next!!

Jessica said...

What talent! I would love for him to paint a portrait of Joey!!

Gingers Mom said...

Wow...that is amazing. Your little girl is truly a doll too!
I honestly don't know much about Down syndrome. I find that so fascinating that he has such a beautiful talent.

Jennifer said...

That is so neat! Good treasure!

Jess said...

This is amazing. His story & your paintings. Heart swells.

Kari said...

I love his work. We have a few of his prints I always meant to send him Tristan's photo and request he paint it. Thanks for reminding me. He did a wonderful job with Kayla's photos I would treasure them too!

Catch said...

I can see why you treasure those pictures...they are beautiful...but how could they not be with Kayla in them? :))

Shelley said...

Wow - I was impressed even before I read that the artist has DS - I really must get working on Hannah's fine motor skills! She has just started doing tentative 'strokes' rather than dots.

Jennifer said...

I adore those. He has many gifts.

amy flege said...

Michelle, those paintings are to treasure.. funny thing is i was just on his site today wondering how i could get him to paint my sweet baby for me!!! you are so lucky!

Overwhelmed! said...

So, this was your 100th post! I remember this one. I love it!

Thanks for taking the time to track down your 100th post and participating in the "Hooray for 100" link exchange! :)