"Joana Dolce, from the start, was a joy to work with! I was excited when I saw that she was available for commissions, as her amazing talent to add a painter's touch to digital work is astounding! She is incredibly meticulous, ensuring that she understands your vision and willing to look through many reference photos. Her process allows you to see the piece step by step, and she is so willing to listen to any changes or new ideas. A greyscale sketch of my piece was shown to me, and even with it in early stages, I was drawn to tears! For so long I had this vision in my head, unable to create it myself; and there it was right in front of me! She perfectly captured the essence and power that I saw within myself; and brought it into reality. Before the piece was completed, I was offered one more chance to make any changes or adjustments; which is a lovely gesture! The final piece boasted her unique style, and you can almost feel each stroke! In the end, Joan Dolce's bold, colourful, painterly style brought into existence a version of myself that only existed in the back of my mind; and now I have a self portrait that inspires me to go forth and conquer my dreams! Her kindness, attention to detail, and true love for her craft is evident in her work, and I know that I will be commissioning pieces from her in the future!"