I combine my art and coaching practices in many ways. Custom commission art is one of them.

The client and I sat down and had a coaching conversation about what meant the most to her, which was a deep sense of gratitude for her life. That gratitude inspired the art, which now provides a visual anchor and invitation to remember all that she is thankful for.

The darker blue behind everything represents the way gratitude can often come out of challenging times. The gold glass beads symbolize the clarity of moments of gratitude and the way they stand out. She also loves the ocean, so I painted with motions that reflected the long movements of the waves.

“Gratitude”, detail

Media: acrylics, thread, glass beads on canvas, 24″x24″   ©2018 Wendy Lew Toda