"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Stephen Hayes 30 Year Retrospective

Back in the late 80's I finally got my
BFA at Marylhurst University. One 
of my favorite teachers was Stephen Hayes.
I took Second Year Drawing, Life Drawing 
and Mono-prints from Stephen. He's a 
wonderful teacher and fabulous painter.
Here I am with Stephen in front of the
chair painting that Russell and I bought back
 in the late 80's. We have loaned it to 
be included in this lovely retrospective.
It's our favorite painting.
Here's more info:


  1. And a lovely chair it is too.

    Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs. ☺

  2. That's very cool you loaned it to them.

  3. Quite a beautiful painting indeed Kathe

  4. There was a time when there were three Stephen Hayeses painting in Portland Oregon. This fellow was one; another learned how to paint in prison after knocking off a few liquor stores, and then there was me. I learned when I went to refinance my house years ago that I was the only Stephen Hayes with good credit.

  5. How wonderful! He is a tremendous artist and storyteller, and i wish i lived there so i could see this.

  6. Nice to see an artist honored.

  7. I was so confused for a minute because I follow one of the Stephen Hayes' blog. Thank goodness that Stephen left a comment so I didn't have to ask if your painting was done by him.

    Still.. a very cool picture and I love that you are giving credit to someone that touched your life in a positive way.

  8. this Stephen Hayes is NOT our wonderful fellow blogger Stephen Hayes of Chubby Chatterbox fame!
    I first looked at Mr. C's blog because I thought he was the other Mr Hayes! Cheers to all!


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