|portrait of me by Pilar Cruz|
This is a portrait of me done a little more than 20 years ago, when I was about 28. My friend, Pilar Cruz, from Nelson's (Shanks) class had come over to my apartment (414 West 56th Street, NY NY) and painted me one Saturday or Sunday evening. I love this little portrait (14" x 14" appr.). She was one of my closest friends back then, and we are friends again on Facebook. She is a singer/musician now., and you can hear some of her music here: http://soundcloud.com/goup
This is a watercolor (appr.18" x 24") by my first painting instructor, and mentor, Nike Parton of Sarasota, Florida. I think that it was painted in the late 70's when I was studying with her. She died about three years ago.
This is a print of Nike's....she would make them into cards and then send them to me at least twice a year, for Christmas and for my birthdays. I have about 15 of them. I loved her dearly, admired her talent and passion for art, and wish that she was still alive so that I could call her up and tell her what I was up to. She is the person responsible for getting me to the Art Students' League of New York....where I met Nelson, Pilar, and so many, many others.
Dianne was the second administrator of Incamminati, and the whole time she worked there, about a year?, she secretly yearned to be a student there......she eventually got her wish! She was a very good student, and now lives in Denver, Colorado. I was visiting her in Massachussets and we went out painting together, and then exchanged a painting.
"I am here!" 60" x 24"
This is a collage that my friend, Richard Swartz, made, as a gift almost 30 years ago.
This is one more of my paintings that Nelson helped with when I was at Incamminati as a student......and it's mine now!!!
............and don't even think about stealing this collection.....I have two nasty pitbull things that will bite your hands off if you try!
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Ok....as was promised....here is some of my art collection as promised in afore-mentioned post.