Each portrait is made from either a family photograph or photograph found at flea markets or antique malls. Micron pen, layers of watercolor, gouache, and other mixed media are combined to bring the portrait to life, capture the passage of time, or the forgotten identity of each individual. Each frame is built in foam board and created by this same process, and is designed to capture their personality, era when they lived, or the feeling their lives are long passed. I'm excited when a person viewing my portraits is reminded of people in their own lives, whether past or present, and encourages me to keep developing this unique, family-oriented body of work. If interested in having a portrait done, check out my pricing page and send me an email!
All artwork created by Amanda Dicken. Please do not use/copy/photograph without prior written consent from the artist. Thank you!