Portrait Artist

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

New York I love you to the max!


Coffee and Tea
iPad drawing
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
Hi there my friends,

We are in New York City.  Internet in the hotel is slow,
so we slipped across the street to Starbucks where it's crazy fast.
 I'll post a little iPad drawing today, and perhaps some sketches
 tomorrow.  We head to the MoMA in minutes.  There are cities that feel
like home right away.  Perhaps I'm a New Yorker at heart -- because this is
one of them.
The Halal Guys -- a million dollar business in NYC and is it good!

Last night exhausted from prepping for the trip, and from a long spate
 of working24/7 we decided to get food from the street vendor near
 the hotel.  Delicious and enough food to feed a family of four. 
There's always a line up -- sometimes for a block.  People come straight
 from the airport in limos to pick up dinner.  It's wild.
 Times Square in the rain last night
People snapping photos late at night in the rain.
That's Times Square.  Always hopping.

After eating in the hotel we headed out in the rain to walk to
Times Square.  So much fun.  Forever 21 on the square is open
 until 2 a.m., and even in the rain there were people snapping
photos of themselves.  The square's giant, vibrant billboards and ads
 are always striking.
Amazing architecture everywhere you turn.
New York keeps its heritage.  A key lesson
for cities like Toronto.

Tell you more tomorrow. What a charge watching
Stephen Colbert interview Vogue Editor Anna Wintour last night
 about a show opening at the MoMA today, and knowing we were
 a block away and heading over to the show the minute it
opens. 

My own opening is tonight at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery.
 Photos later. Oops better charge my camera.  As for me. 
Charged full time.

Have an acting-like-a-joyous-tourist-wherever-you-are day.

10 comments:

Linda Popple said...

Wow!! LOVE NYC!!! So much fun seeing your photos. Have a wonderful time and good luck with your show!!!

Karen Bruson said...

Enjoy!

Nicki said...

I'm so glad I popped over to see what is going on in your world. I have been so distracted- I've missed reading my favorite blogs... in particular yours.

Have an amazing time in NY and I look forward to more pics!

XO Nicki

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Linda,

I do love NYC too. Every day here is so packed with great times. Thanks for the good wishes. The opening tonight was awesome. Pics tomorrow I hope.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Karen. I am. Wish I could meet you. This year I hope.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

The show with your Dad looked so wonderful. It was a touching idea, and a great way to combine two talented people. New York is amazing every minute.

XO Barbara

Flora Doehler said...

Congratulations Barbara! Your work looks amazing. I didn't realize how large it is.
The photos of NY are wonderful too. What a great experience! xoxo

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Flora,

It's funny -- I didn't think they were very large either, until I saw them next to our faces. They do look big. New York is awesome, I hope you
come and show here soon.

XO Barbara

Kim Rempel said...

Oh - you were in NYC! I haven't blog checked in a while. Now I'm off to take a virtual vacation through your posts!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks so much. It's hard to believe I was in New York, just over a week ago. A few days there, can feel like a month anywhere else. I still have so much I could talk about, and may.
You know exactly what I mean because you went to Europe recently.

XO Barbara