The Engagement

Michael Mumbar commissioned me to create a series of six distinctive paintings for his cherished family. The inaugural artwork captures the poignant essence of their initial kiss, an intimate milestone that stands as a testament to their enduring love story's inception. Two years later, it was the woman's turn to surprise her husband with a gift, and she entrusted me with the task to create another painting.

The resulting artwork immortalizes the very site of their engagement – a moment forever frozen in time. The scene unfolds with the man, a picture of devotion, bending down on one knee to tenderly present a ring to his beloved. This pivotal event took place in an unconventional shrine nestled upon a serene Californian mountaintop, a locale steeped in tradition for such profound occasions. Later I did other paintings for them depicting important milestones in their life jorney together.