Routine day this past Saturday. Got out of bed, did the morning chores, caught a bite of breakfast, headed into town to pose for photos that will be used for a portrait by the incredibly talented artist Mairi Budreau.
Seriously. She wants to paint me. And Mark Recchi, Len Marchand, Zophia Cisowski and a bunch of others for a special exhibition she’s planning. I blush at being in such company.
Mairi showed me some of her portraits. Let me tell you, she’s amazing. She reminds me of Ila Maria, a friend from many years ago who began as a wildlife artist and made the transition to portraiture. In Mairi’s case, she began in pencil and now paints in oils.
You can find out more about her at budreau.wordpress.com. Her objective is to be the greatest portrait artist in the country, and I’m pretty sure she’ll succeed. Even with me as a subject.