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Friday, July 18, 2008

Causeway Artist #1 - Dean Lewis

Victoria's Inner Harbor Causeway is home to a wide variety of artists and one of the most talented is caricaturist Dean Lewis. Here he is capturing the expression on a wonderfully impish small boy. It's fascinating to watch Dean work as you can see by the spectators that inevitably gather to see his drawings take shape, as in the photo below.If you're in Victoria and walking along the Inner Harbor, stop and chat with Dean. Like the other causeway artists I've met recently, he's friendly as well as talented. Get him to draw a caricature of you or your family and you will have a souvenir you will treasure for years. It's always so interesting to see what Dean is drawing I usually end up with a lot of shots of the back of his head because of looking over his shoulder while he creates. So, here is a photo of his face so that you can recognize him when you visit Victoria.

Dean introduced me to the Causeway Artists Society and I expect to feature some of the other talented artist members soon.

8 comments:

USelaine said...

Benjamin, there's one thing missing from this post - the portrait he did of you! Bring it! 8^)

nobu said...

Amazing! It's fine.
I can see Mr.Bean over the boy.

Kim said...

Benjamin,
That first shot of yours has a strong Norman Rockwell feel to it, but with a twist. Very amusing to see the boy and his caricature (in sharp focus, and so well done). It's nice of you to introduce us to Dean. I feel like I'm on holiday walking around the inner Harbor and enjoying the people with you. Fun post!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Benjamin Madison said...

Elaine, if I ever get a caricature done by Dean I'll post it with one that was done of me 50 years ago - I had hair then - a ducktail and a waterfall....

Nobu - yes you're right, that's Mr. Bean above the boy along with Malcolm in the Middle and Mr. Obama is below.

Benjamin Madison said...

Kim, thanks for your kind remarks. I seem have a Norman Rockwell streak in me. There's another one HERE.

Boise Diva said...

Thanks for sharing a picture of the artist, mostly, they're only known for a signature in the drawing world.

crittoria said...

I love the expression on that kid's face! This is a great moment that you captured so well!!

Dean said...

That was one memorable little rascal and great fun to draw as he willingly held that mischievious look.
I look forward to drawing you Brian,.. whenever you're ready.