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April 15, 2017

            Above, John Singer Sargent’s “The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit” 1882, 87.6″ x 87.6″,Oil on canvas.

It wasn’t much of a surprise for me to learn that John Singer Sargent was greatly influenced by one of the greatest Spanish painte...

May 4, 2016

There is not much known about artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925).  His family took it upon themselves to destroy his entire personal correspondence between  after his death.  What little we know of him is through  his contemporaries and what his biographers have wr...

September 9, 2015

 

 

        I first learned about Daniel Green around 10 years ago after taking my first and only pastel class in Cambridge Maryland. To my disappointment the instructor wanted me to  limit myself to simple subjects as apples and flowers because "it will be years before...

August 5, 2015

              Some of the Finalists at the 2015 International Portrait Society Competition (video).

 

This was one of my favorite parts at the Portrait Conference in Atlanta. To see at close the exceptional talent from portrait artists aroun...

July 16, 2015

 The third day at the American portratit conference I have the chance to see Daniel Greene live. He is the chairman of the American Portrait Society and one of the best portrait painters in the world.

 As a side note: That day when I got to the auditorium if was al...

July 2, 2015

                       After a 14 hour trip by car to Atlanta for this year's American Portrait Society Conference, tiredness and migraine, I have all but forgetten that this year's event was going to be a celebration of the life and work of American portrait artist Jo...

February 4, 2015

     

 

 

 

 

          As years went by I continue with my almost obsessive compulsion on drawin, eyes and lips most of the time on any piece of paper or on the back of books and such even on old newspaper issues putting my onw features on top of the black and w...

August 16, 2014

                 I always struggle to recognize I was born an artist. I fought it and I denied it almost my entire life. But deep inside I just wanted to be a real one.

 

                 I started to draw when I was 8 years old in...

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