This group portrait painting depicts four generations Canadian military service with five members of the Scott family, from the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War 1 to Combat Engineers in Afghanistan. Where the oldest generation did not meet the youngest, and a photograph would be impossible, all are painted shoulder to shoulder in this portrait.
A father and son are painted side by side in this Canadian military family portrait. Serving with the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Military Engineers, respectfully, both father and son are very active veterans with the Legion and volunteering for military wellness.
A grandfather representing the Canadian Airborne Regiment stands beside a great uncle who was a bomber mechanic in WW2. While this portrait appears to be from one picture, it actually pulls together many photos and seamlessly blends them onto one painting.
Painted in his Royal Air Force uniform, this portrait shows a great grandfather in his youth during military service. This veteran of World War 1, a time when Canada's air force was not separate from Britain, lived through events we would find hard to believe today.
This photo of a group portrait in the process of painting, reveals some of many reference photos that were used, while an artwork like this would not be possible with a photograph. It was important and challenging to accurately paint each figure's medals, pins and uniform correctly.