Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Portraits of Local Artists

My major work, this past year, has been creating portraits of local artists with the backgrounds showing something representative of their work. Today, the show has been hung in Richmond City Hall, where is will hang through October 29th, 2007. It is always exciting to see one's work spread out in a larger space. The paintings represent artists who work in a variety of media and style - as a sort of "tip of the iceberg" of what is available out there. I'm hoping that the exhibition will help make people aware that there is a lot of good work being produced by contemporary artists at really affordable prices.Wouldn't it be nice to have offices and businesses displaying work by local artists?
Also, all those eyes looking at the local politicians are asking for recognition and hoping that the Art Gallery can be funded to stay open in evening hours!