Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Gary L. Everest, brilliant portrait artist

Gary L. Everest's portrait of Harry Kent

Lately I have  been much honoured and deeply moved by my friend Gary's wonderful portait of me that he completed in recent days.

Gary is an exceptionally fine painter, a soulful and reflective artist who has something important to say about the human condition.

His technique is masterly.

I am humbled by his talent.

And deeply value his friendship.

You can see more of Gary's stunning work, and become a follower of this fine artist, at his blog at HERE.


Gary beside his portrait of me.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

JKPP Down Under at The Edge Cafe

The Edge Cafe, Launceston

I've had over had numerous solo exhibitions at The Edge Cafe in Launceston, Tasmania (an island State of Australia)  over the last four years. I sold near 20 oils, acrylics, watercolors in landscapes and figure paintings, and few Conte nudes as well from there, though this exhibition had no prices marked and was really just for show.

But most of all, I have enjoyed a warm friendship with Toni and Chris, the owners.

But sadly, they are selling up and moving on.
 
And fate is telling me it's time for me to move on too.
 
And so for my last little exhibition there I had put up some of my sketches for Julia Kay's Portrait Party - JKPP Down Under.

You can see the works on display herehere, and here, as well as read about the wonderful Julia Kay's Portait Party on Flickr.

The exhibition came down today. The turning of a page.
 
My JKPP work down under and back the front.

Farewell Toni and Chris. Have a wonderful new adventure in the Sunshine State. Thanks for all your wonderful support over the years.

Toni serving at table.