Artwork / 2019 / Jeff

Jeff, portrait by Gwenn Seemel
Gwenn Seemel
acrylic on panel
14 x 11 inches


Jeff’s portrait is one of eleven I painted for an upcoming book. The others are of Allyson, Bettie, Cynthia, Deloris, Heather, Kimberly, Lidia, Rubynell, Sanchioni, Sarita, and Smiley. With this series, I am returning to my roots as a portraitist. When I was first starting out, I painted everyone from local TV news personalities to men I had met online in collections of straightforward portraits, without the allegorical frills of a series like Apple Pie. It feels good to return to the understated elegance of the simple portrait.

You can watch the making of Jeff’s portrait.

portrait of a bearded white man
detail image