Noa Ne’eman

Home: Montréal, Québec
Title: Captain Generous
Media: Watercolour and coloured pencil on illustration board
Dimensions: 38 x 40.5 cm

Gregory Brenhouse (also called Captain Generous by many) is my true blue friend who I’ve laughed with for the last bunch of years. We go on juicy adventures together across the USA and BC every summer. This shot was from our last trip, as we walked a road somewhere between California and Oregon. The portrait is intended to reference the genre of photorealism in a soulful and intuitive fashion. I love Gregory so much and the duration of the process of creating this piece is a testament to that. Additionally, I adore Greg’s facial structure and am fascinated by the myriad of pigments and textures in his hair and skin. I have attempted to match every single color and value I observed in the reference image.

2011 – Present Concordia University –Major in Painting and Drawing
2007-2010 Dawson College– Illustration and Design Graduate

March 2013 21 Lies (All of them True) – student portraiture gallery in the Belgo museum.

February 2013 Substitute art teacher at Bialik High School
2008-Present Freelance Illustrator and Caricature artist for events in the Montreal area