Chris Finnen. 'Now's the Time.'
Chris Finnen. 'Now's the Time.'
'Blues Period. After Picasso.'
'Blues Period. After Picasso.'
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Chris Finnen. 'Now's the Time.'
Chris Finnen. 'Now's the Time.'This is probably one of the most important paintings since I adjourned my law career to paint full time. It characterizes where my work is heading, which is the unification of the two worlds in art and music. The painting is what I call a "performance portrait", in that it was commenced during a live performance, in it I try to capture not only the likeness of brilliant blues guitar master Chris Finnen, but also the atmosphere, the experience, and the music. My objective is to have the viewer actually hear the famous Charlie Parker tune "Now's the Time" in your head as you look at the painting. That's what Chris was playing when I started this on stage at the Gaslight Tavern. 
'Blues Period. After Picasso.'
'Blues Period. After Picasso.'
ANTHONY DURKIN 1 2 FINAL.jpg
Chief Heads 3.png
SOPHIE DOWNEY PORTRAIT PRIZE 2015 ENTRY 1 THE JUSTICE DILEMMA.jpg
Arabs.png
Portrait Mireille Detail.jpg
Penguinitis.jpg
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