Fun Creating Artist Portraits
At August’s Glenview Art Fair, I had the privilege of photographing several featured artists in this year’s show. While also participating as an artist with a booth, I did take a few little breaks, (thank you Savannah for manning the booth for me in my absence), to meet some of the artists whose work especially intrigued me.
The first artist featured here is Kerri Ann Branson. Having only picked up a paint brush merely four years ago, Kerri’s work demands the respect of artists many years her senior. Kerri’s vivacious, hard working and makes good use of her talents. From what I could observe, she sold several of her pieces.
Featured below, is James McArthur Cole a fine art and landscape photographer. I was taken by this large piece shot in Venice in 2014. I wanted to create this portrait to give the impression that I had photographed him at this location. James is a great guy. I hope to see him in the not too distant future as a portrait client.
Next in this series is oil painter Lidia Wylangowska, my favorite artist in the show, including myself. Lidia’s portraits of women are exquisite and sensual. I had a thoroughly great time with her and husband Christopher. Lidia is bright, warm and talented with a delightful sense of humor. Based in Crete, IL Lidia exhibits at several art shows a year.
The last artist represented in this collection is John Blowers. John’s work compels one to stop and take it in. Having made his living as an artist for 40 years, John and I had an interesting discussion about the evolution of art shows over the years. He remains steadfast in his commitment to keeping high integrity in any art show he participates in… a top notch artist and a great guy!