another in my series of portraits of authors fro Intelligent Life Magazine. I must have looked at 40 photos of Mr. Wolfe for this portrait, and he wears this impish smile in nearly every one.
I had a lot of fun with this commission, employing a few lines from Eliot's "Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock":
"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons"
"I grow old … I grow old …
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled."
Charles Dickens, Intelligent Life Magazine
Colin Firth, Intelligent Life Magazine
I liked hearing reports of Mr. Firth's visit to the Intelligent Life offices, and it set the ladies a a-giggle
Tina Brown, Newsweek/Daily Beast
Ms. Brown first contacted me herself, asking if I would like to be the "signature look" of the Daily Beast. I was thrilled!
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
For this commission, the art director left it up to me to add anything to the portrait to help describe Mr. Conan Doyle. I cam e up with the spyglass, of course, and then I'm not sure how it developed into a sort of sporting racquet but it was a delightful turn for the portrait to take!
I have never been much of a George Michael fan, until I saw this video, and now I am fascinated by the possibility that he may be a comic genius...
PEOPLE YOU MAY NOT KNOW
But you should!
Simone de Beauvoir, of course
Wally Olins the Great Designer
Gerard Bertrand makes fine wines and has wonderful hair
Evening Standard Contributors
Rebecca Seal and Rachel Khoo write about food for Evening Standard Magazine in the UK and are adorable!
Spectrum Dance, the innocvative Seattle institution, is celebrating 10 years with Donald Byrd as artistic directo. I was happy to be asked to supply images for the whole seaon, as they make huge contributions artistically to my community and he has an AWESOME FACE
Architects! Rem Koolhas & Renzo Piano
for Intelligent Life Magazine
Wild-Eyed Men (who smoke)
drawn just for fun
PEOPLE OF SECRET WORTH
PRIVATE COMMISSIONS, BUSINESS FOLK, AND OTHER PEOPLE OF QUIET NOTE
Aaron, whom we should all emulate
Seattle Celeb Jodi Hall with her Marijuana Cupcake
I do not recall this woman's name, I really must look it up. Something Bartlett.
Ms. Goldfarb, for the Yiddish Book Center
LOOSE, FLUID LINE
listening to Moby Dick on Audible
I created this for a benefit for the Wildlife Federation Fund, sponsored by the agency White bear in London. It was for a good cause, I love commissions like this, they do good and allow me to experiment with new techniques
turns out even teabags can be lovely
just kidding, this is not a beautiful thing
BEAUTIFUL BIRDS & DOGS
The Merlin in my back yard caught a robin in mid-air!