Posted by Aime Oberheim on
Two years ago my cousin Zack made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country in Afghanistan. When my aunt and uncle approached me asking if i would paint a portrait of him in his memory, i was extremely honored. They wanted him to appear in his army fatigues with his beloved maroon beret, but i know that even more than those details, they wanted his vibrant personality captured. I cannot even begin to imagine what they have endured these past years, but I hope when they look at this painting, it brings them even the smallest comfort.
For anyone curious, here is the original photo they asked me to paint: