Amazing Portrait Artist

18 Jul

Diane Russell with her Blues portraits

As a music journalist I’ve met and rubbed shoulders with some of the top music photographers in the world from Elliott Landy and Henry Diltz to Rolling Stone and regional daily newspaper photographers. Some of them are jaw dropping good but one of the most mind blowing one’s is a portrait artist named Diane Russell. We’ve photographed many of the same shows and festivals over the years but it isn’t her photography that blows me away. After the show she will pick an assortment of her photographs to use as models for her highly detailed and beautifully crafted paintings. The most recent work of art that has won multiple awards over the past two years is her work title “COVID Blues.” It was selected by the “Portrait Society of America” competition for members only as a finalist for the second year in a row.

Link to view Diane working on the portrait.

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