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Thursday, February 2, 2012

This Kid Wins My Heart!

When Greg was little he drew cars. Then he did portraits. He still does beautiful pencil and ink drawings and wonderful larger pieces. Now he's doing abstracts!

These paintings are from his first gallery show. (He did a gallery showing last fall with other ArtPrize participants, but this was different. This was his!)

I never saw Greg as doing "Pink" but these abstracts, which chronicle elements of his relationship with a former girlfriend (don't ask), take the pink-black-white tones to the max and I wish I had a pink house so I could buy one!

He also had two pieces in the collection that were much colder. I'm particularly fond of the one on the left, but his mom bought it! Reminds me of a bird feeder in winter!

There were eight pieces in all and they showed me a different side of this kid -- no, this young man -- I've known for 16 years.

Greg, you've come a long way since you were nine! And I'm really proud of you!

(Check out other Pink Saturday posts HERE, beginning Friday at 3.)

I also have a new book review on Chopsticks and String. Check out the latest Alexander McCall Smith book featuring Isabel Dalhousie!)

28 comments:

beth said...

WOW.....how talented is that kid !!!
those are beautiful !!
xo

Maggie said...

Stunning works of art, indeed! I do like the pink series although the "bird feeder" would be my choice too I think. Thanks for stopping by.

Friko said...

Isn't it hard to believe that when those we've known forever suddenly amaze us with their talent . Just when you thought you know everything about them!

Retired English Teacher said...

His work is quite impressive. I like it. It is nice to know you like the young man also.

~*~Patty S said...

Not only he is a VERY talented artist but a really handsome one too!
oxo

Kitty said...

Thank You Jeanie, for the look at Greg's show. I will definitely tune in for the rest Friday. You are a really bright spot in and to our family.

Jeanie said...

Greg is a very talented young man. How exciting for him to have his own show. I have two nephews who are artists and one has had several shows in NYC. I, like you, love seeing these young men who I have known since they were little have success in something they love.

Marilyn said...

I don't usually go for abstract, but these are very good. Love them all.

Privet and Holly said...

Congrats to Greg
and to you, proud
mama!!! I am betting
that he is as nice as
he is handsome and
talented, Jeanie!

xx Suzanne

Leann said...

How wonderful for Greg - Kudos to him! Our friend has a show in Old City Phila that starts Friday night. He's an abstract artist too.

Enjoy your weekend!
Leann

Joanne Huffman said...

Congratulations to Greg and all of you. How exciting to have his own exhibit. He's very talented.

anno said...

Wow -- those are dynamic, exciting pieces! And I love the unexpected palette. Congratulations on the solo show -- looks like a well-earned opportunity in the spotlight. What a thrill for all of you!

Icy BC said...

Oh yes, these are amazing, and to have his own gallery is a great success. That is reason enough to be proud..

Barb said...

It's interesting that some of the works are "autobiographical." Congratulations on his show!

Bella Rum said...

How wonderful. I can't imagine having that kind of talent. And how great that he channeled a life experience into such a positive outcome.

Simply Happy said...

Absolutely love the pink, I would love them in my own house - I know just the wall.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Wow, color me impressed. He is one talented guy. I love those paintings!!!

LV said...

Best wishes to this fine artist. He will go far in in work.

Marti McClure said...

Greg is a fabulous artist! Happy Pink Saturday! ~Marti

chubskulit said...

Delightful! Have a beautiful pink Saturday, enjoy!

Little Chefs in Pink

Lorraine said...

Yay, Greg!! Those are awesome! And your header looks like my grandkitty Miso! :) Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

Wow, what a handsome young man and so talented. I loved the pink and black paintings, they have so much energy in them. The relationship must have been very rocky with a lot of ups and downs.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Arti said...

Just marvellous works! Guess where his talent genes come from? Looks like talents run in the family. Thanks for posting these wonderful artwork of Greg's, Jeanie!

Vagabonde said...

These are interesting pieces of art. In reference to your previous post I had not seen these embossed paper calendars. I may go to the huge Atlanta Antique and flea market next weed-end and I’ll see if they have any. It seems that I like everything made of paper – books, magazine, postcards, lithographs, old photographs, stamps, calendars, etc.

Becca said...

I'm just thrilled for him :) I love to see young people succeeding in following their dreams!

Cat & Cricket said...

Many congrats to Greg and you!! What an accomplishment!!! HPS!
Smiles~
C

Regina said...

Awesome art work! Very creative.
Congrats.
Happy Pink!

jet1960 said...

I know you have to be so proud! His work is amazing! It is great that he is following and realizing his dreams, too! Congratulations to him on his showing!

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