I paint portraits from photos for Cosplayers, reenactors, Costumed performers & Beyond!
Do you have a special memory from Arisia that you'd like to capture on canvas? Are you a cosplayer, reenactor, LARPer, SCA folk, custom costume maker or costumed performer - someone who is bringing joy? My goal is to create empowering, dynamic portraits in acrylic - paintings with a backstory, action, character.
Contact me by 1/31/20 and get $75 off the total cost of your painting when you mention Arisia 2020!
About Costume/Cosplay Empowerment
Since I was a child, one of the things I found fascinating was the power of costumes at Halloween, where you set aside how you saw yourself, how the world labeled you, and freely expressed yourself for a day. As conventions, reenactment and cosplay became more popular, I saw a year-round extension of this. Whether covered head-to-toe unrecognizably in layers of painted foam, dressed in something not safe for work, or somewhere in between, what I observed was not only a bonding of strangers over shared interests and themes but more importantly, an exploration in self-confidence and self awareness. It is very empowering!
About the paintings at Arisia 2020
I have been fortunate enough to have attended Arisia a few times, and I made a call out for those who'd be willing to model for an acrylic painting. I am an artist with multiple, mostly hidden disabilities and consider myself a “spoonie”- living life one hour, one day at a time. You can learn more about me here, but here's more about the paintings at this year's show!