In May of 2013, I had the privilege of attending the Portrait Society of America Conference. Im a little late in writing about it. My piece “Life 2” won an award of Honor. I also participated in the face off event of which I won the peoples choice award and was asked to do a painting demo for the conference attendees. Below are a few pictures of the event . The sketches are by James Gurney who drew as he watched many of us work (he is amazing). This April I will be attending again as part of the staff. I Hope to see some of you there.
“There are artists that are master draftsmen, who can capture the intricacies and the details of movement, light, line and shadow that comprise a painting in a manner that is mathematical and precise. Then there are expressionistic artists who with their brushstrokes can better capture the emotional essence of a person or the aura of a scene without conveying every detail. Finding an artist that can do both is rare, but Hein possesses that type of talent. His paintings draw to mind the types of images and emotion found in work by Albrecht Dürer or Rembrandt, who he cites as an influence on his artistic development…”
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