Sharing Happiness Through Art

It’s always nice when sharing happiness through art when it touches the lives of other people. One such was a commissioned painting that I did under my alter ego “Byron”. Here’s a testimonial I’d like to share regarding the following painting.

Commissioned oil painting by William "Byron" Hagerman

My wife and I have a dog who has been with us for over 15 years. He has been a special part of our lives. We have seen 3 different apartments, 3 different homes, two different states, but the one constant has always been my wife and Spike.

Spike is getting older, he is on medications for his heart, his hair is more grey than black, and he doesn’t get around like he used to. However, one day we were back home during bluebonnet season in Texas and we captured the Spike of old. He was running and playing in a field of bluebonnets. It was as if he was transported back a couple of years. Fortunately we snapped a picture with our phone and it was perfection.

We decided the best way to honor Spike and this photo was to commission a painting to have forever. After doing some research, I came upon a William Hagerman. I loved the works I saw in person and online. I knew he would be the perfect person to make the photo come to life. From the first email to the final product, the commission process was easy. He took our photo, asked some questions, and sent a couple of rough drafts. The final piece was perfection. It truly captured the joy Spike has that day.

We will be forever grateful for the piece that he made for us. Thank you Mr. Hagerman.

Rene and Vanilla Macias-Rodriguez

2 thoughts on “Sharing Happiness Through Art

  1. Marcella Varela

    Bill, Love all your artwork!!! I love seeing all your work and the ones with animals always particularly touch my heart. You will alway be my favorite artist. this painting is as special as Spike!

    I was particularly moved by “A Chapter Closed”. What a great tribute to you Mother.

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    1. William Post author

      Nice to hear from you Marcella. Thank you. I know you always loved animals. I remember the tiger painting you did in my art class so many years ago. He was a good boy as you would say. I think Spike is a good boy as well. I’m glad you liked the tribute to my mother. Take care.

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