"Portraits of Portsmouth"
Friday October 2, 2020 at
23 Ceres St. Portsmouth 5-8 p.m.
Friday Oct 2-Monday Nov 2, 2020
ZOOM tour of the show with giveaways to attendees!
Friday Oct 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
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Attend Via ZOOM!
please join me for a virtual show tour via Zoom to learn about the inspiration behind the seven paintings created of Portsmouth scenes. Also hear the how and why behind photographer, Scott Thorps’ trip to the top of Memorial bridge for the panoramic shot of Portsmouth which he graciously allowed me to use for refernce!
Attendees will be entered in a drawing to win their favorite of one of the three studies I created for the large painting above, and two others will receive a set of greeting cards with images from the show paintings!
Portsmouth, NH has held various shades of meaning for me throughout my life. Beginning with the warning to stay from that place from my grandfather, who worked at the Naval Shipyard for forty-plus years. Fortunately, history has proven that a town’s short distasteful reputation in their long history, can once again change to a place of connection and beauty.
As an adult, I, like so many others have loved the cozy café’s, the vast culture of music, art, history and oh, the food! As one of our nation’s oldest seaports it has withstood the challenges of change, and like past trials it will come through this current one, changed, yet ever the same.
As a painter, I have longed to do a series of the city and surrounding area, and this year allowed me the time to begin. I look forward to continuing painting Portsmouth from both photo reference as well as plein air. Please follow this developing series on my website or Instagram page.
It is my wish that these paintings bring a nostalgia to you as well as hope for better days ahead for our beloved city!
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