Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ken Tighe

In her thoughtful and wide-ranging blog, Samantha Hankey shouts out to one of my very favorite painters, the much-admired Ken Tighe.

Broadmoor, Little Falls, 2010 12" x 12" oil on panel

Tighe is not only a tremendous and distinctive voice in contemporary realist painting, but he has an incredible, magnetic gift for guiding young artists in developing their craft. I guess it's an understatement to say that he has a bit of a following among students and former students. The good news is that he's been making more time for his own work lately. Do yourself a very Greene favor and take a gander at

Portrait of the work in progress.

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