Famous Faces – A Series of portraits
A Curated Selection of the Artwork by the Students of Shaun Heffernan’s Art Classes
Sometimes there’s no rhyme or reason to the people who inspire us. Stars of stage and screen. Singers, musicians, actors, politicians, statesmen, icons. There’s just something about their image, their presence, their performances that strike a chord, that make us pause. Something that reminds us of a bygone era, inspires us as we go about our days, and takes us back to an earlier point in our lives.
These are the people who have inspired us. We’ve looked closely at their photos, examined the nuances of their eyes and lips, studied their hair, their chins and their noses. We’ve tried to capture the unique points of light and dark that make them who they are and, in the process of painting what we see, imagine that we’ve gotten to know them a little bit better.
Who are we? We are the art students of Shaun Heffernan. Shaun has brought out the creativity and artistic talents in all of us, abilities that we may have suspected or, in many cases, didn’t believe that we possessed.
Several times each session Shaun goes around the room and critiques our work. He points out what’s good and what needs work. He encourages us in his own unique way, providing the praise and reassurance that fuels our growth and steady progress.
This show is in large part a reflection of Shaun’s positive spirit, encouragement and hands-on guidance, for which we are deeply grateful. Thank you very much for coming out and seeing our work.