Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) May 21, 2014
Robbi Firestone arrived in Richmond Virginia on May 15 via private plane to deliver CEO philanthropist Jacques Moore’s Spirit Capture oil portrait commission. In 2008, Firestone painted a portrait commission of Moore’s wife, Carolyn Moore, prompting yet another fine art collector to establish Firestone as a leading, contemporary artist for prominent family legacy portraits.
Mr. Moore’s Spirit Capture painting is a companion piece to Mrs. Moore’s original 30”x40” oil portrait commission--an exciting addition to the Moore’s Firestone art collection that will hang in their Richmond, VA home for generations to come. Firestone’s portraits have rapidly increased in value from $2,000 to $30,000 within the past 10 years.
Jacques Moore said of his wife's’ portrait, “Robbi Firestone didn't paint her vision of my wife Carolyn, she painted the Truth of Carolyn. Carolyn feels honored by her portrait, which is filled with intimate symbolism and meaning.”
Jacques Moore’s family owns Moore Cadillac in Richmond, Virginia. Moore first became acquainted with Firestone during safari in Kenya while practicing his artistic passion and skill as wildlife photographer. Firestone was photographing the Maasai tribe for her current series in development, “Maasai: Pray Rain.”
The creation of an oil portrait commission is a centuries-old tradition. Firestone’s contemporary style invites commissions from philanthropists, musicians, and art lovers who recognize the value of a work of art by a master artist and its legacy for future generations. Jean Oppermann of California College of the Arts says, “Robbi Firestone’s work looks as if Lucien Freud took a bliss pill.”
The experience of sitting for a portrait is equally historic and the opportunity to see yourself through Firestone’s eyes constantly proves powerful, rewarding, and a solid investment for her clients.
Firestone’s prized oil portraits, known as "Spirit Capture" portrait commissions, deftly reflect her subjects' inner selves, hopes, and dreams, as well as the faces they show to the world. Subjects include Michael Beckwith of bestselling book and film, The Secret, Bart Millard of best-selling band MercyMe, 3-time Grammy Winner, Keb'Mo, and spiritualist Don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements. Learn more about Spirit Capture Oil Portrait Commissions and Robbi Firestone's work at http://www.RobbiFirestone.com.