"I returned home yesterday, and Rennes' portrait arrived, too. It is perfect!! I cannot verbalize how thrilled I am with her portrait. You have captured the beauty and more importantly her personality and essence. I congratulate you as an artist. There are many talented individuals who can paint a portrait or landscape, but you are one of very few who can surpass the fundamentals of the art and capture the soul and true being of the subject. Thank you for this beautiful memory I shall treasure forever."
La Rue Atterbury