Monday, March 30, 2015

Contemporary Children's Portraits Show: Portraits Inc. New York City, Opening Reception Thurs. Apr. 9th, 2015 from 6 - 8:00pm

"Tessa with a Doll and Strawberry" oil, 36" x 24"

"Tessa with a Doll and Strawberry" (detail of above)

"Syd" oil, 20" x 16"

I'm excited to say that I'll have two of my children's portraits at the upcoming show "Our Great Hope: Contemporary Children's Portraits" at Portraits Inc. New York's new location, 6 East 92nd Street NYC.

Michael Gormley is the Curator for the show and I'm sure he has selected an assortment of wonderful paintings. I'm so flattered that he chose two of my pieces and I can't wait to see what is on the walls!

I painted my own children every couple of years when they were younger. I do so wish I had painted them more often, and, as long as I'm wishing, I wish that I had been a better painter when I painted them. Meanwhile, I wish my own parents had hired a portrait painter for my siblings and me when we were little. It would have been out of the question financially but it would have been a nice gift for my children now, assuming they would have the wall space after hanging all the paintings of themselves that I've done over the years.

Most of all, though, I wish my own parents would have been painted when they were children, how I would love to have those to pass down!

A well painted portrait becomes a presence in a home and keeps a person's life story alive for future generations.

Opening reception is Thursday April 9th from 6 to 8:00pm and the show runs through May 23rd, 2015. Hope you can make it.

By the way, I'm now on Instagram; please follow me! @lindatraceybrandon