The well-known artist made famous for her stunning paintings of some Washington Capitals including Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson had the pleasure of painting Nicklas Backstrom's favorite photo of him and his family with the Stanley Cup after the Caps won it for the first time in 2018.
Taylor Kampa Olson, who goes by the handle "TKO Paintings" on Instagram, was asked by Backstrom to re-create the photo as a surprise for his family for Christmas.
"I saw her on Instagram and I was a big fan of it," Backstrom said about Olson's work.
However, his fiancée Liza had the same idea and reached out to Olson on Instagram, asking her to paint the same photo Backstrom had asked her to.
"I was gonna surprise my family for Christmas," Backstrom said. "But I guess I got surprised."
Painting Backstrom and his family was "something an artist truly dreams about," Olson said, as Backstrom is her husband's favorite player, the reason she became a Capitals fan.
Olson said the painting took around 30 hours to create.
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