Simon's Ma

I did several paintings for Simon Cook, and this one depicts Simon’s beloved mom, who was goneat the moment Simon contacted me. So he brought me a single picture of her, which was probably his favorite photograph of his mom, and asked me to turn it into a painting. 

Simon wished to see his mother portrayed with her beloved roses in their inner garden. The painting shows her young and smiling, just the way Simon remembered her from his childhood. Her smile, a testament to the love and tenderness that defined her maternal presence, became the focal point of this evocative piece.

This chosen photograph was more than just an image; it was a portal to Simon's past, a visual anchor to the warmth of his mother's embrace. The roses, delicately intertwined with her persona, became symbolic not only of her favorite blooms but also of the enduring beauty that lingered in the garden of memories.

Simon's connection to this painting became a vessel for the intangible—the laughter, the scent of roses, and the gentle touch of a mother's love. In immortalizing this cherished photograph, Simon ensured that the essence of his mother, forever young and smiling, would endure as a timeless masterpiece, a testament to the enduring power of love and remembrance.