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.

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

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