Currently the Wired Gallery in High Falls, NY, is hosting a portrait exhibition in which I am pleased to be included. My contribution is a portrait installation consisting of 42 portraits, the result of a six month residency at the Woodstock Public Library - a painted "snapshot" of Woodstock in 2015.
During the run of the exhibition I have offered to paint small portrait sketches onsite in the gallery for a special price of $100 + tax. The original dates are fully scheduled and, because of the interest the offer generated, I am adding another date: June 25. One slot is already booked but there are two slots available: 11:30am + 1:10pm. Here's the scoop: the works will be painted on canvases that are 8"x8"x 1.5" deep that can be hung unframed, or stand on a shelf. Each sketch will take 60 to 90 minutes, and it will be on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in being painted, or having a family member painted, please contact me via the comments box below - if no comment box is visible, email me direct to firstname.lastname@example.org, or message me on Facebook HERE (where you can also "Like" my page!)
If you don't have time to sit or can't (maybe you're two years old), I can paint you from a photograph that I can take at the Gallery. If you wish to surprise a friend or family member, I can also paint them from a photograph you provide, however, it must be a clear, sharp photograph and not too small. If Paintings from photos can be done in my studio and made available the following weekend or by arrangement with the artist. In all cases, works will need to be paid for in advance.
Please note, the works will be sketches, not finished to the degree the works are in the installation, each of which took between seven and nine hours to complete. Following are examples of what to expect.
While you're here, do visit my Website where you can view my other artworks. Gallery 1 contains portfolios of recent work done in Costa Rica, and Gallery 2 has my portrait portfolios including the work currently on view at Wired Gallery (note the drop-down menus).