Thursday, March 31, 2011

Jessie Homer French, La Quinta, California, USA,

So sorry to hear that the postal system has failed in its mission to get the mail across the border intact . . or at all . . the empty envelope and apology mailbag was not what I wanted in the mailbox. Happy to see this one has made it through.
I'll send them a test from this side next.

Chantal Casamayor de Planta, Le Cap Ferret, FRANCE

A portrait of Chantal's previous life . . as a cat . .
Collage, painting
"Self Portrait when I was a Cat"

J. Ryan Wade, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

"A Votre Sante"
Along with J.R's portrait was an edition of Matterhorn
Merci and I look forward to seeing you in the mail!

Dr. Keith Martin, M.P., House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA

Our MP for Esquimalt - Juan de Fuca

The Honourable Dr. Keith Martin, M.D., P.C.
Dr. Keith Martin is a medical doctor who served as the Member of Parliament for the riding ofEsquimalt-Juan de Fuca on picturesque Vancouver Island from 1993 to 2011. He has a unique set of experiences and skills, having worked at the highest political levels for more than 17 years in the areas of foreign policy and international development, while having on-the-ground experience as a physician who worked in a rural hospital in South Africa while that nation was in a state of emergency. He is also an ardent conservationist who has volunteered on projects in Africa over the last 25 years.

Another great mail day . . my mail carrier slips 3 more portraits under the door at Studio J ArtSpace.
Keith has a site for his latest projects - Check out: keithmartin.org

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pedro Bericat, Zaragoza, SPAIN


Pedro has a call for 1 minute of sound : more information on his site "MUTE SOUND"

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Chris Hyndman and Steven Sabados, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Two of my favourite designer personalities. Thanks Boys! Love the show!
Click this link to see more on CBC's: Steven and Chis

Lance Austin Olsen, Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA

What a great mail day . . From the Royal to Ravishingly Adorable . . and indeed you are still cute!
Be sure and check out Lance's site: The Works of Lance Austin-Olsen
And if you are in town he is having a opening of his art at:
Polychrome Fine Arts
1113 Fort Street, Victoria, BC
Sunday April 3rd
12:00- 2:00 PM

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, London, ENGLAND


Envelope arrived today from Buckingham Palace.
My Mail Art for the Queen made it and I am delighted to have this addition for the Portrait Gallery.

Monday, March 21, 2011

"Self Portrait" - A Poem by David Whyte

Self Portrait

It doesn't interest me if there is one God
or many gods.
I want to know if you belong or feel
abandoned.
If you know despair or can see it in others.
I want to know
if you are prepared to live in the world
with its harsh need
to change you. If you can look back
with firm eyes
saying this is where I stand. I want to know
if you know
how to melt into that fierce heat of living
falling toward
the center of your longing. I want to know
if you are willing
to live, day by day, with the consequence of love
and the bitter
unwanted passion of your sure defeat.

I have heard, in that fierce embrace, even
the gods speak of God.

—David Whyte

Friday, March 18, 2011

Ann Marie Bennett, Vancouver, BC, CANADA


Fabulosity factor personified 

Ellen Bennett, Victoria, BC, CANADA

Delighted to have the Diva of the costume realm sign in to the Portrait Project. . check out some of Ellen's work on IMDb

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Natalya Chernobrovkina, Lesosibirsk, RUSSIA

Fascinating portrait from Natalya with coat of arms from Lesosibirsk (Russian: Лесосиби́рск) a town in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia. It is located on the Yenisei River.

More from Natalya at her site on: Live Journal
or at IUOMA

Diana Durrand, Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA

"Sunday Tea"
Diana is an amazing artist who recently moved to Victoria. Her delightful gentle spirit shines through in her work. More of her work can be seen at: Durrand - ART

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Jimmy Wright, (by Pat Cook), Victoria, BC, CANADA

Jimmy Painting at Hatley Castle as part of a fundraiser for the Victoria Symphony.
Photo by: Pat Cook

Monday, March 14, 2011

Heinz Lotz, Darmstadt, GERMANY

Look into my eyes . . says Heinz in this modified portrait.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Elke Grundmann, Berlin, GERMANY

A 12 page tabloid of portraits with colour inserts tipped in arrives from Elke in Berlin.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sean Nattrass, Hagensborg, British Columbia, CANADA


Parts 2 and 3 arrive in yesterday's mail . . . 
From the Grand Master of the FLUX . . in the land of Bella Coola
Sean is part of the Williams Legacy art Collection: The Williams Legacy Online

Friday, March 4, 2011