Author: Ann DeMart
Photographer: Photography By anne
Step aboard artist Kaytee Esserâ€™s home, a 40-foot trawler docked at Shelter Cove Harbour, and youâ€™ll be greeted by all sorts of appealing characters, including an adorable little girl wearing a sunhat (Archie the bulldog, a direct descendent of the University of Georgiaâ€™s famous mascot Uga) and Sophie the West Highland terrier. Those are just a few of the delightful portraits in progress youâ€™ll see around the cabin and deck. Friendly, attractive Esser and her furry pal, Einstein the cat, are quite real.
In the right hands, a portrait captures a subjectâ€™s likeness and spirit as well as the artistâ€™s individual style. Just take a look at the art of Esser, who portrays the unique spark of each child, adult or pet in her own exuberant style. â€śMy work reflects the character and personality of the subject no matter if it is a person, dog, cat, or horse,â€ť she said. She paints from life or from...