Monday, October 13, 2008

Preeminent Painter Presents Portrait as Prize


At a time when the world is worried about its wealth and the impending difficulties it will produce, an artist of immense talent compels us to look at our loved ones and offers a precious gift that will last longer than any crisis, and provide joy that will be savored for several lifetimes. Consistent with her generous nature and unconquerable spirit, Kim Barker of laketrees refuses to yield to the tragedies that may befall our fortunes, and unwittingly leads us to the very foundation of why these fortunes were made in the first place - those we love.

Here is an artist of impeccable integrity whose artistic talent has been shared so unselfishly, and whose continuing efforts to support new artists is diligently pursued with undiminished passion. She offers a portrait as gift this Christmas to whoever is judged as the most worthy recipient, based on a short message in her post on this offer. The message will most likely assist her in sensing the emotions of the winner for the (winner's) selected subject, which she can portray onto the canvass.

The subject selected by the winner could be himself/herself, or any one of their relatives, friends, partner, children, or pet. The portrait is valued at $6,000 plus free postage (international included). It will be in Acrylic or oil on gallery wrapped canvass, 90 cm x 1 m. To join, three (3) things are required: a) Post about the competition with a link back to laketrees; b) Subscribe to laketrees by e-mail; c) Comment on her post in her blog to let her know you've accomplished a) and b) and write a short paragraph of who you would choose for your portrait and why.
Additional conditions for entries have been laid out for this contest on the laketrees post on the subject. Competition ends on October 31st, at 12:00PM.

The winner will be chosen according to the best message or comment posted, as judged by Jan Dean, an accomplished writer who has published widely in journals, anthologies and literary pages of newspapers. She has won prizes in local and national competitions, and her poems have been selected for inclusion in the Best Australian Poetry (UQP) and the Best Australian Poems (Black Inc). Her book, "With One Brush" includes a selection of her previously published and award winning Poems.

There isn't anything yet that comes close to a sterling and original Christmas gift offer given openly, sincerely and wholeheartedly. Kim Barker is an exceptional artist, and an exceedingly pleasing human being. She is giving not just of her talent and time, but of herself; not just from her heart but from her soul.

11 comments:

development website templates blog submit seo said...

well the portrait looks so good

Kim said...

gosh Durano..
I'm absolutely overwhelmed... :)
your post is so generous and so heartwarming..
thank you from the bottom of my heart for this wonderful testimonial and your inspirational words..
Durano....you epitomise all that is good about communication on the net :)
have a lovely day :)
you have made mine !!

Kim said...

haha I couldn't leave without applauding you on your alliteration in this perfectly prolific post ;)

The Fitness Diva said...

Sounds like a great gift!

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Development Website etc.,

They all indeed look very good. Glad you took the time to take a look at them.

Thanks for dropping by. :-) --Durano, done!

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hello Kim,

I wrote as I knew you and expressed it as I felt it. That is, from my perspective, the truth about you, what you do, and how you do it. And you are most welcome!

Thanks for the kind words too, I did have a nice day. :-) --Durano, done!

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hello Again Kim,

Your dishing it to me eh, perfectly prolific post.:-)

Thanks for being a woman of wonderful ways. :-) --Durano, done!

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Fitness Diva,

It is a great gift to give to your loved one. Of course, some would want to give it to themselves by being the subject of the portrait. There's nothing wrong with that too. Why not join, you may be immortalized in oil! :-) --Durano, done!

Kim said...

lol Durano..good one!!!
I'll have to think of a response for that ;)

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hello Kim,

Ha ha ha.

No need to match this.:-)
It may lead to an exchange that's difficult to sustain and would eat on internet time. :-) --Durano, done!

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