Monday, January 18, 2010

The support of a father

My Handsome Dad (18x24) conte on paper, by Carol Berry, copyright 2008

I drew this portrait of my father to mark his 75th birthday, almost a couple of years ago now. He has always been very supportive of my art, starting when I did my BFA at Concordia University.

My father's great-aunt, Henrietta Mabel May, was a member of the Beaver Hall Hill Group in Montreal in the 1920's. Mabel May enjoyed a long and successful career as a painter. My maternal grandmother studied Art and Music at Mount Allison University as a young lady and she painted and played the violin her whole life.

Being an artist in my family was definitely encouraged.


  1. Excellent portrait Carol! Has anyone mentioned that your Dad is Ernest Hemingway like?

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