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Kirk Reeves

Gwenn Seemel
The note is the winding path it takes (Kirk Reeves)
2007
acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches

I created this portrait for the Keep Portland Weird show at Portland City Hall in 2008. Kirk was a friend and an inspiration. He passed away in 2012. To learn more about Kirk and this painting, check out this article which I wrote after he died. Also, I just finished painting a 10 by 38 foot mural of Kirk on NE Grand at Lloyd in Portland, Oregon. I’ll be blogging about the project for a bit longer here if you’re interested in Kirk and in how mural-making works!

In 2014, Hess, another artist who inspired me, passed away.