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Portrait of Con Conning

Lynda Robinson

Seymour, Australia

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Pastel on sanded Colourfix paper (burgundy) – 70cm x 50cm (1694 views on 21/4/11)

ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED that this portrait was included here 50 Inspirational Examples of Portrait Art – by RedBubble

Con Conning was the first member of the Seymour & District Art Society to be made a Life Member. Originally from New Zealand, Con is a superlative artist painting mainly in watercolour. He is a much loved and valued member of the Art Society and the community in general.

I painted this portrait as a tribute to Con for the Art Society 21st Birthday celebrations held last November. It is currently on display at the Old Courthouse Gallery, Seymour, in an exhibition called ‘About Face’ and when that finishes I will make a gift of this painting to Con and his family.
(Con passed away on 19th April 2011)

This work was featured in ‘Works on Paper’ – Jan 2009
Placed 2nd in the ‘Paint the Painter’ Challenge in the Fine Art of Portraiture group – Feb 2009
Featured on the RedBubble homepage – Feb 2009
Featured in the Contemporary Pastel Painters group – May 2009
One of 50 Finalists in the Australian Guild of Realist Artists ‘Australia at Large’ art competition
CHALLENGE WINNER – Portrait of a Man challenge in Impressionism Cafe – Nov 2009
Featured in Impressionism Cafe – Dec 2009
Featured in Pastel Portraits, Florals & Still Life – Jan 2010
Runner Up in the ‘Magnificent Men’ Challenge in Painter’s in Modern Times – April 2010
Featured in Art at It’s Best – June 2010
Featured in ‘Exquisition’ – August 2010
Featured in Oz Talent – November 2010
Featured in 50+ Group – November 2010
Featured in Let There be Light – January 2011
Permanent Feature in ’Gentlemen’s Corner’, #1 Artists of RedBubble – January 2011
Featured in This & That – June 2011
Featured in Shameless Self Promotion – August 2011
Featured in the Virtual Museum – August 2011
Featured in Paint Book Marathon – 28 August 2011
Featured in Care Worn – December 2012

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