Sunday, 25 September 2011

June Mendoza

Continuing with contemporary painters I thought I would explore the work of June Mendoza who is a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
She is best known for her commissioned work of the great and good ranging from the immediate Royal Family to personalities from the Arts, Music, Church, Government, Business and the professions.
But she also does a lot of noncommissioned work for her own enjoyment and it’s this work that I’ve chosen.


Elliet and the Portobello Road Coat
Elliet is June’s eldest daughter who is a marvellously exciting musician who I first saw playing fiddle with Kangaroo Moon, if you ever get the chance to see her playing make sure you go!


Kangaroo Moon at the Half Moon Putney
Kangaroo Moon is still touring so if you get the chance go and see them, also if you can find any of their CDs give yourself a treat you wont be disappointed. Live they are like an opera with themes running throughout the evening.


Yellow Cello and Kim
Kim is another daughter and also a professional musician.

Madeline Bell
So keeping up the theme of musicians this is another portrait of a person who excited June Mendoza, Madeline Bell the jazz singer who June met on the street and wanted to paint!

2 comments:

Tina Collins said...

This is a really good idea for an occasional series Dave, I particularly like the work of Maria Kreyn and thank you for the introduction. As for who do I like, well there are so many of course but sticking with female artists two at the front of my consciousness right now are Susan Lyon and Sophie Ploeg.

Journeyman said...

Glad you are enjoying the series so far Tina and thanks for the feedback. Susan Lyon’s work I know but Sophie Ploeg is new to me, just had a quick look at her web site and I can see I’ll enjoy perusing through it.

Dave

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