Memorial Benefits

Isabella Tennant Pencil Drawing | 2012
Isabella Tennant Framed Pencil Drawing
Isabella Tennant Hand-Drawn Lettering
Alix Rice Portrait | Acrylic Painting | 2012
Alix Rice Hand-Drawn Lettering
Alix Rice Painting | Longboard | 2012

This little angel, Isabella Tennant was taken from the world too soon. Michael Biondo's friend, Arthur Keroak, called him to arrange a portrait drawing for a donation to Michael Tennant for Isabella's Benefit Fundraiser at The Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY. The entire city of Buffalo, NY, has shown support to the Tennant family. The portrait drawing is drawn is pencil on smooth bristol paper at 8" x 8" and framed in a custom 16" x 16" frame.

The concept is a double-portrait of Isabella and her father, Michael Tennant, forming a heart shape with their embrace. The portraits display high-accuracy and detail with traditional pencil drawing techniques. The drawing of the name "Isabella Tennant" is centrally located at the bottom of the portrait in a style that I created to show delicacy, innocence, and beauty.

Rockin' For Rice

Alix Rice was another angel that was taken from us too soon. In her memory, Michael Biondo and John Pucell of Contact Longboards donated a longboard with her portrait painted on the backside of it for an auction at The Rockin' For Rice Benefit, which was held at Buffalo, NY's Town Ballroom.This is a very special piece of artwork, which is a portrait painting on a longboard to commemorate the very beautiful Alix Rice.

Her memory is carried though the young generation of skaters within the community. Since most of her enjoyment was through skating and longboarding, I was presented the concept to paint a portrait of Alix Rice on a longboard. The portait captures Alix in a happy smile, with her name elegantly scripted in an original design. The Buffalo News took a photograph of Alix Rice's parents smiling and holding the painted longboard, which was published it as their cover photo on their Facebook Page in October of 2012.