Friday, October 23, 2009

Life of an Opera singer

While searching for original watercolours that I have begun to addictively collect, I discovered this talented artist.
Interestingly, he paints as a hobby- he is a professional Opera singer!
It was an unexpected detail that shows his definite artistic leanings. Watercolours is something that he has done for years, painting scenes that catch his eye while living and working on the road.
Bass-baritone Christian Van Horn has performed in the famous La Bohème with the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Roméo et Juliette with the Berlin Philharmonic , Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Chicago Philharmonic, and as Mozart's Figaro with Chicago Opera Theater. On top of that, he holds a Masters Degree from Yale University!
Also, each piece of work is accompanied by a short anecdote that explains how he was compelled to capturing the mood of the moment.

{This guy is definitely running from something or someone. Perhaps he is running from the suit he is wearing. Came alive at my kitchen table in Munich Germany.}

{This was inspired by a photograph to these two amazing people I captured while walking around downtown Munich. It was very early in the morning and they were dressed to kill. I had to be quick and took a blurry picture with my phone that eventually turned into what you see here.}

{This is a painting of a favorite place of mine called the Copper Kitchen on Chapel Street in New Haven, Connecticut...right in the middle of the Yale campus. The Copper Kitchen is a real greasy spoon place where you are lucky if what you ordered is what you got. More coffee was in the saucer than in the cup. I had a standing weekly breakfast with great friends there while I was a student.}

1 comment:

  1. oh! what a talented person!
    FINALLY a tru artist :)