Casual Family Portrait Painting Commission


My oil on canvas portrait of Professor McKeegan is displayed in the new B.Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences on the campus of Niagara University in Lewiston, New York (near Buffalo, NY). Professor McKeegan was a faculty member of the Biology Department for 42 years. The painting was commissioned by his son and daughter who sent me a number of photos to use as reference which they felt captured the essence of his personality, while at the same time provided suitable detail on which to base a portrait painting. The painting required that he be attired in his university alma mater robe. They also provided separate photos of the robe, crest and medal.

After studying all the photos, I got the impression that Professor McKeegan was a dynamic bright lively character who cared about his students, expressed his own opinions without offending and had amazing charisma and charm. He looked very distinguished yet he had that mischievous twinkle in his eye and warm genuine smile that defined his remarkable personality. His hair is fantastic in one of the reference photos I used for this portrait and gives him that look of Albert Einstein brilliance that I felt would distinguish his portrait from the rest and leave a memorable impression.

I wanted my unconventional portrait style to convey his extraordinary character, personality and individuality. I hope you find that my vibrant contemporary style adds life to this memorial portrait and stands out from the rigid stoic portraits one normally finds in a university portrait gallery.

TESTIMONIAL:

Hi Hanne,
WE LOVE IT! Thanks so much for the creative, vibrant portrait of our Dad. You have truly caught the essence of his personality. He was a character with plenty of personality and yet very humble. He was loved by many colleagues, students and of course his family. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents on our Dad's portrait. Your abilities to communicate wonderful perceptions and offer guidance in a professional manner was a comfort during this process. It is perfect! This is going to add wonderful pizzazz to the hall where these professors' portraits are hung. It really does speak to his vibrant personality.
Best Regards, Mary





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Hanne Lore Koehler:

To all the outstanding contemporary artists below who took the time to visit my website and comment on my work, I am deeply touched by your generous comments and warm welcome into the international community of artists hosted by Fine Art America! Your overwhelming support and selfless promotion are heart-warming. I am honored to get to know you through your art.


Comments by other artists:

Donna Kennedy
Reno, NV - United States
WOW, Hanne I would give anything to have just half of your incredible talent!!! Outstanding detail!...F/T/L

Katy Mei
Poole, Do - United Kingdom
Very nice!

Bill Caldwell - ABeautifulSky Photography
Cottonwood, AZ - United States
Awesome portrait Hanne--looks like you captured his character beautifully! f/v

Deb Halloran
Chandler, AZ - United States
Hanne, You have certainly captured the "charisma and charm" of Professor McKeegan in this fantastic portrait. Nicely done. v/f

Reynold Jay
Saginaw, Mi - United States
Yep--he looks like he was a joy to be around. Well done as always, Hanne. FAV

Randy Rosenberger
Iola, WI - United States
This lovely piece of art work deserves many accolades, and I hope you get them on our WFS site, as they surely are worthy of high recognition. It is with pride and pleasure that I Feature this beautifully done piece of artwork on our Homepage. Thanks much for sharing your talents and the beauty of your great works. Liked & Faved

Michele Myers
Paradise, CA - United States
A truly sensitive and inspiring portrait of Professor McKeegan, Hanne - fine job! L/F!

John Malone
Halifax, NS - Canada
Congratulations on this marvellous painting being FEATURED in PAINTING THE OLD WAY, L/F group administrator, John Malone (You may also want to participate in our discussion thread, I would appreciate that)

Vicki Caucutt
Bosque, NM - United States
What an honor!!! A wonderful portrait!!!

Tracy F
Regina, SK - Canada
Wonderful portrait! fv

Rosita Larsson
Stockholm - Sweden
A wonderful Portrait Hanne !! so joyful and vivid l/f/t

Denise Davis
West Palm Beach, FL - United States
This is great Hanne




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