|Lynn Shue Owner/Director, The Village Gallerys, Lahaina and Kapalua Acrylic on Canvas 44" x 38"
Portraits by Commission
Brownie Kodak put a camera in every home, portrait
painting was a means of making the powerful and wealthy a blemish-free
product for posterity. After all, who would be the wiser? There have been a few exceptions, Goya and Rembrandt come
to mind. But most portrait painters were hired to massage the ego. The painting process was of little importance as long as
the picture flattered its sitter. Today, thanks to the likes of Goya, Eakins, Alice Neel, and Andy
Warhol, the artist's interpretation and imagination are important, desirable parts of the painting process. At least that's
what I think.
I am one of only nine artists in the Hawaiian Islands chosen to be represented in both the 2003 and
2006 Schaefer Portrait Challenge exhibits. The Schaefer show, held at the Arts and Cultural Centers International Gallery,
is one of the most prestigious of its kind in the United States.
I am accepting portrait commission applications.
Please contact me for further information and price quotes.