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In Memory of David Skinner

Earlier this year I was commissioned to paint a quote in memory of a young man that passed away too soon. David Skinner had family and friends that loved him tremendously and is well-remembered for his love of sports and Ole Miss!

His mom gave me this quote. It says, “David Skinner grew up loving sports, from park and rec baseball to Upward Basketball to the golf course and backyard football. David always played the game with passion, and like most of us, David played games mimicking his beloved Ole Miss Rebels. The class of 2013 has carried David’s spirit since his death, and the senior football players have carried his spirit on the field for the last four years. ”

I chose to go with the Ole Miss Color scheme. Here is the background which I actually would love all by itself with the added interest of the patterned papers peeking through.

background painting

Here is the finished product. David would have been in my nieces graduating class so I was able to hear him remembered at graduation. I am sure this has been an emotional time for his family and I hope this painting brings a smile to their faces as they remember all of these good things about David!

Memorial Painting

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