Portrait of an Artist

Portrait of an Artist

Excellent graphic description O Yemi Tubi


I wouldn't want it up on the wall but it's very well done and I've come back for a second look at it today :-)

Thank you all

Hang on Studio Wall

Influenced by the painting of an old Italian Artist – Giuseppe Arcimboldo (An Artist that painted fruits and vegetables to creative people’s portraits), O. Yemi made this painting “Portrait of an Artist” as a tribute to one of his art teachers, Jim Meaders. After 30 years, O. Yemi thought of this teacher and all the help he rendered to him while he was studying in America. He picked up his photo album and looking through the pages, saw Jim Meaders picture in academic gown that he took during the graduation in 1984. He imagined Jim’s bushy hair as brush head and he decided to re-do the painting he did as class work in 1984 in honour of Jim Meaders. Jim Meaders is a Painter and as in many of his recent paintings, O. Yemi likes to use his paintings to make a statement. He is using this painting to tell the viewer the occupation of his subject. To start the painting O. Yemi sketched his subject profile first on tracing paper and then arranged the artist’s tools to form the shape of the p

About the Artist
O Yemi Tubi

Olabamiji Yemi Tubi, commonly known as O Yemi Tubi and also known in the art world as MOYAT was born in 1955 in the city of Ibadan, Nigeria, West Africa. His BFA Degree was obtained from Valdosta State College, Valdosta Georgia USA where he majored in Graphic Design. He was awarded Art Scholarship…

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