Saturday, August 26, 2017

Cineplex Magazine, The Art of Film, September Issue 2017

Cineplex Magazine, "The Art Of Film", September 2017, Page 8
Features 3 of my recent needle felted wool portraits.
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe
Chris Pine as Star Trek's Captain Kirk

I have a great interest in Celebrity portraits since I also have been working on an autograph portrait mailart project for 10 years, corresponding with people around the world. There are now over 2000 mailed responses representing 48 countries.

These three portraits were significant because I have felt strong connections to the characters in the films. Redmayne’s portrayal of Lili Elbe was emotionally brilliant and poignant. - Actually inspiring a new series of work. Pine is part of the Star Trek Series and Gadot as Wonder woman as tributes to their strength in character and role models.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Gerrit, Needle felted wool portrait

Needle felted wool portrait of "Gerrit"
24" x 24" — 2017
based on original photo 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Needle felted wool portrait of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange
as portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch
12" x 12" x 2"
Needle felted wool over foam core

More about the 2016 film: Doctor Strange

Queen of Ireland / Panti Bliss, Needle felted wool portrait

Panti Bliss
"Queen of Ireland"
24" x 24" x 2"
Needle felted wool, foam core

More about artist Rory O'Neill here: Panti
Today I finished reading Rory's incredible memoir
and if you haven't seen it yet . . Panti's speech "A Noble Call"