Gallery 1

by Albert Slark

"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery" Francis Bacon  

The portrait of Ms. Carmen Whalen was awarded Best Portrait Award of 2015 by the Portrait Society of Canada  International Artist Magazine featured an article "Keeping Portraits fresh" describing Albert’s painting technique he worked on the portrait of Ms. Elora Bates, a step-by-step demo, from the drawing stage to the finished portrait. 
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The portrait of Mayor Steve Parish currently hangs in his office.
I chose to paint him presiding over a court session with the Canadian flag behind him.. I was fortunate enough to have him sit for me in my studio for one hour, enough time to block in a head study.