If Funshine Bear from the Care Bear series had been to put on this earth in human form, that man would be called Shawn Fowler. With his radiant smile, deeply expressive eyes and charmingly upbeat personality Shawn has managed to turn my day around many times with just a few words and a lot of heart.

This portrait is a birthday gift to him for being an inspiration to me. For teaching me that no amount of pain is worth losing one’s smile, that giving up is never an option and that unconditional love is the key to solving many problems.

Thank you Shawn and happy birthday.