STEVEN SPIELBERG’S PORTRAIT WINS FIRST PLACE FOR ARTIST PETER KEMPSON – Thom Bierdz, President Of American Art Awards, Reports To Highlight Hollywood
Dozens of premier American galleries have voted seven artists winners in the 2013 American Art Awards category of celebrity portrait. Actor, artist, author, activist and president of AAA, Thom Bierdz, reveals exclusively to Highlight Hollywood, “Very established gallery eyes voted on all work submitted to www.AmericanArtAwards.com, a contest is open to artists in all countries. Our competition is incredibly diverse having 52 categories and winners from 18 countries. 1ST PLACE in 2013’s Portrait Of Someone Famous goes to Peter Kempson for his brilliant mixed media piece honoring Steven Spielberg. You have to study this piece closely. There are tiny faces in Spielberg’s face. Amazing.”
2ND PLACE RANDAL HUISKENS “Marilyn Monroe #6″
3RD PLACE RANDAL HUISKENS “Marilyn Monroe #4″
4TH PLACE PIERRE DESROCHERS “The Dalaï-Lama As Seen On TV”
5TH PLACE CASSANDRA ALLSWORTH “Empassioned”
5TH PLACE HYE RYUNG SONG “See Through”
6TH PLACE HYAE JIN SOH “Kim Jung Eun”
6TH PLACE CASSANDRA ALLSWORTH “Anthony Hopkins”
Kempson, himself an Emmy-awarded Art Director/Creative Director, shows his passionate respect for movie director Spielberg in the complex 42×30″ acrylic and photo-montage portrait.
At the University Of Virginia, Kempson studied Architecture and English, and eventually moved to Los Angeles to pursue the arts. Decades later, his canvases still show his interest in architecture, as well as automotive themes and popular culture, where he comments on socio-economic and sociological themes with wry humor. In 2012, Kempson transitioned from painting photo realistic urban landscapes to mixed media pieces exploring a wider range of subjects.
Paintings by Kempson are in collections across the U.S. and in Europe, including those of a prominent motion picture Production Designer and the Chancellor of the University of London. Among Kempson’s many exhibitions in New York and Los Angeles is LACMA, the prestigious Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
To see more of Peter Kempson’s work visit www.peterkempson.com.
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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