On Tuesday afternoon I visited Vancouver-based artist Sarah Holtom at the Waldorf Hotel to have my portrait painted. (I tweeted my outfit for the adventure here! Wearing: Zara jacket, skirt & flats, Brooks Brothers shirt) Sarah is a fantastic artist who has been painting portraits for years, with a 100 piece collection, entitled 100 Portraits of Calgary Artists, purchased and hanging in Calgary’s Glenbow Museum. Sarah has a new project now: 50 portraits in 15 days. Hosted by the Waldorf Hotel, Sarah will spending just over two weeks capturing the likeness of many notable Vancouverites, including ex-mayor Sam Sullivan. And there are still a few appointments available!
Beginning yesterday, May 3rd, oil-on-wood portraits (12×12”) will be completed in a 1-2 hour sitting in the gallery at the special rate of $250 (single) $350 (couple). Pets and children are welcome; costumes and personality are encouraged. Sarah will maintain full-time hours at the Waldorf Hotel gallery during her residency (12-7pm, Monday – Saturday) and will accept both appointments and drop-in’s, time permitting. Appointments are limited to 50 portraits.
May 3rd- May 18th – Live painting in gallery, by drop-in and appointment.
May 18th – Closing reception.
Work remains on display until May 31st.
Book appointments via: Graeme Berglund // Gallery Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
I haven’t received an image of my completed portrait yet, but below shows the painting part way through: