Illustrious Company

The Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) Community Report arrived in the mailbox last week. Flipping through the booklet I ran across my own name, which wasn’t terribly unexpected considering my sale of Interlude to the City of Portland last year, but I was stunned to see who else was on the rather short list with me— Brian Borrello and Storm Tharp! I’ve greatly admired the work of both these artists from the outset of my art studies in Portland. While they are both representational painters they operate at different realms of the conceptual spectrum: Borrello hovers around the decorative simplicity of the botanical specimen while Tharp shovels about in the emotional morass of psychological portraiture. I won’t presume to locate myself in relation to either of them: I’m simply honored.

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