I'll be doing a print giveaway for my email newsletter subscribers only, sign-up if you'd like a chance to win her: http://www.arabellaproffer.com/about I'll be drawing a random email address on May 15th, so keep an eye out on your inbox!This is the last of my limited edition prints from a batch made in 2010. Friederica… Continue reading Print Giveaway: She Became a Duchess
It’s Actually Happening!
Pre-ordering is now live for my book on the Cooperative Press website! These will be available in December thru the usual outlets like Amazon, but I recommend getting in on the action early. I'm happy to have just about everything in one place to share as one body of work, over 40 portraits, and putting… Continue reading It’s Actually Happening!
Twelve Years of Portraits
The National Portrait Gallery of Kessa: The Art of Arabella Proffer will be coming out this December. It won't include all the portraits I have done over the last twelve years or so, but well over 40 of them including some family trees. The family trees actually started as a way for me to keep… Continue reading Twelve Years of Portraits
Living Beyond Your Means Never Goes Out of Style
An excerpt from Universal Courtier's Grammar by Denis Fonvizin, published in 1783. Question: What Verb is conjugated most frequently of all at Court, and in what Tense? Answer: Even as at Court, so in the Captial, no one lives out of debt; therefore, the Verb conjugated most frequently of all is: to be in debt.… Continue reading Living Beyond Your Means Never Goes Out of Style
Countess Christabelle Redux
I while back I re-painted a part of this piece I had finished years ago; only this week did I get around to photographing it with a better camera... 11x14" oil on canvas. Christabelle, Countess of Veron (1612 - 1667) Second daughter to the 3rd Duke of Mollawray. Like her sister, Lexia the Marquise of… Continue reading Countess Christabelle Redux
Old Portraits of Young Men: Part Two
Here's another round of portraits of men I may or may not have slept with had I actually been alive in that century. Perhaps you'll see a few to your liking as well. Francis, Duke of Anjou... Of course, there is this portrait of him. Hmmm, not as appetizing. Quite a difference, no? The 1st… Continue reading Old Portraits of Young Men: Part Two