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MASON AKERS CUSTOM PORTRAITS

MASON AKERS CUSTOM PORTRAITS

MASON AKERS CUSTOM PORTRAITS MASON AKERS CUSTOM PORTRAITS MASON AKERS CUSTOM PORTRAITS

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UNIQUE PEOPLE, UNIQUE INSPIRATION, UNIQUE ART OBJECT

You’re  an individual, so are your loved ones. Can you think of a better way of  honoring a unique person than having a piece of art made entirely for  them? A one of a kind person deserves a one of a kind artwork. If given as a gift, the painting is a way of celebrating the person’s singular soul. If commissioned for oneself, it is a way of projecting an accurate  and laudatory legacy. Either way, the portrait will become an heirloom,  which will treasured because it is so unique.

About Me

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I  started painting when I was 15 years old and am largely self-taught,  although I attended Kansas University (BFA) and Cornell (MFA) for formal  art education.

 

While working for other artists in New York I made the paintings for several blue chip contemporary artists including Tom Otterness,  Takashi Murakami and Bjarne Melgaard. I was able to work for these  artists because I had the ability to paint and sculpt which most art  students lacked. 

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What you can expect

To  give you some information about my method I generally take a multitude  of photographs during a single session and montage them together in an  effort to get an accurate depiction of my subject as opposed a single  snapshot. There is a difference between what I do and photo-realism:  photo-realism’s goal is to recreate a photograph. What I intend to do is  capture the personality and the vistage of the person in its entirety.