When I paint a portrait, I am recording presence, someone present in all the meanings of that word.
Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) June 25, 2008
Jean-Paul Tibbles was awarded Grand Prize at the 2008 International Portrait Competition of the Portrait Society of America (PSA) for a unique family portrait commissioned by Andreeva Portrait Commissions of three generations of a Texas family (http://www.AndreevaPortraits.com).
Andreeva, who represents Tibbles and other award-winning portrait painters around the world exclusively, had commissioned Tibbles to paint members of a Central Texas family. Tibbles chose to compose the three women in an open embrace, reminiscent of the pose in the Three Graces in paintings by Raphael, Rubens and Botticelli.
A select group of PSA portrait painters awarded the Grand Prize of $5,000 to Tibbles at their annual Society meeting in Philadelphia in April. Tibbles remarked, "When I paint a portrait, I am recording presence, someone present in all the meanings of that word."
Tibbles has also conducted painting workshops at the Andreeva Portrait Academy (http://www.AndreevaAcademy.com).
For additional information, contact Pam Osborn or visit http://www.AndreevaArtists.com.
Andreeva represents masters of figurative painting in contemporary classical realism from around the world, for portrait commissions (http://www.AndreevaCommissions.com) and for instruction at the Portrait Academy in Santa Fe (blog.AndreevaAcademy.com).
Pam Osborn, Director
Andreeva Portrait Commissions