I’m Roule Au Luthier, an oil painter from Nashville. I do commission oil paintings – often these are portraits based on photographs. Occasionally, I’ll have subjects sit for painting but really, most people don’t have the time for this. A large majority of the work I do is commissioned as gifts – a one-year anniversary painting of a couple’s favorite wedding photo, a Machu Picchu vista from the trip ten years ago that strengthened a friendship, the night sky on the first camping trip a couple took together, the moment a humpback whale flipped its tail out of the water on the family trip celebrating grandma’s birthday.
I take my job very seriously.