One of the great pleasures of writing for Spaces is the wonderful and creative people I have met who also contribute to the magazine. I've mentioned my patient coach and editor, Zim Loy and the amazingly talented David Jimenez. Another writer, chic and sharp Merrily Jackson, writes a column every issue on entertaining. Merrily has style in spades and each month she contacts the man she calls "my illustrator" to create the artwork for her column.
Brian Justice is a very talented local artist who also happens to be a heck of nice guy. Brian creates engaging portraits of pets, people and homes, but he aims higher than just to create a replica of your loved one or abode.
"I want people to think, 'I know how it feels to be there.'"
Brian specializes in portraits that are 5" x 5". This is a perfect size for wall or tabletop.
I really cannot imagine a better treat for Mother's Day or Father's Day, be it for Mom, Dad or the doting grandparents who have everything.
Brian's pieces are quite reasonable. House portraits are $150, pets $175 and people are $250; prices include framing.
To see more examples of his work and to contact Brian, click here. You'll be so glad you did.