I am honored to have been given the opportunity to bring this piece to life. The request was by Gursh here, who had just bought a new home and needed a centerpiece. It took me months of research, planning and execution. The process was intense as I had many weeks without sleeping like a normal person and even used all my holidays to work on this. This piece entails all of Sikh history's Gurus and small pieces of their struggle. The piece went viral as I went to go deliver and has been seen from all corners of the world by the Sikh community.
Colin grabbed these 4 works for the holidays right from my studio. He was at my solo show in Washington, D.C. two years ago and messaged me about visiting my studio.
Chris has always been very fond of my pain series. So far there are 3 of these paintings, all using red as the driving color and pain as the expression. I hold on to the original itself, which was the rocket that shot me into palette knife expressionism.
This was a very meaningful request I recieved after James found me on Imgur. He has been deployed many years back and was taking a picture of this young girl. As she passed by, there was a bombing in the market, the young girl and family didn't survive. It was a moment that James still carries with him and wanted to do something to honor her.
Brian immediately wanted this painting after seeing it online. Here are his words: "Here's a pic of me with the painting. I can't stop staring at it. It moves me so."
Another palette knife piece, this one without any references, but my knowledge of past compositions and color schemes I've tackled came together to create this.
Haramritjot requested a very special piece recently for his recently passed Grandmother. I did something very similar for my own and felt compelled to take this to the next level. It had been a while since I focused on an elder person and building layers with brushes.
This was created for Adam O., my neighbor. The family recently lost their beloved pet and this would provide some comfort here in the holiday season. I think painting immortalizes the one depicted, Ziggy will be sitting there with them always.
Jessica had an idea and reached out to me to create this signing tree for her wedding. When the guests would come in, they would thumb print and sign on the branches as a sort of their footstep in Jessica's special moment.
Furdous needed a gift for her friend. "Arya" from game of thrones jumped out at her from my catalog. This was one of my favorite paintings to create because of the contrast and lack of color.
Daniel B. Contacted me earlier this year to create something very special for his wife. They were on a Disney boat ride last year when he had propsed to her. Using many different references and images, I re-created that special moment for them. It was an incredibly fun painting to create with the palette knife.
Johnathan V reached out and needed a surprise painting for his wife's birthday. He requested my knife styled without making the dragon traditionally structured. This was the result.
A piece I did for Sandeep K. from New York City. It is of someone very important t her and I created it by combining images of the Golden Temple in Punjab and of the person.
Many of my earlier winter works were inspired by Cortes and his use of broken shapes and colors to communicate a one point perspective scene. This was was picked up right after I posted on Reddit by Benjamin here.
Long time followed on instagram, Jay wanted a portrait of himself. I met him in D.C to deliver the painting alongside a print of my "Downstream" painting as well.
Masood requested this painting as he was getting ready to move into a new house. He needed work involving our local area. This piece was treated a little differently than the typical brush painting, I blurred the traffic to imply motion like I do with the knife. I enjoyed the warm golden hour lighting bouncing off the structure.
RaChelle has been a returning customer from Richmond for these commissions. The portraits are very classical in feeling and are fun to do during the holidays.
Juan requested this painting as a display piece to put at the entrance of his wedding. It was a very unique painting to handle and there was very little room for error in the figures of his wife and him.
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Hi everyone, my name is Raman. I'm a working artist and educator living in the Washington, D.C. area. My work involves both a classical approach to portraiture and an impressionistic approach to environments.