Award winning songwriter Carole Bayer Sager began painting in 2006 as a hobby. She says that it now takes up almost all her time. She paints portraits as well as abstract works.
At her website, she says:
“I have always been an artist. In my songs and in my performance of them I shared my work. Now I am an artist working differently.
I had been painting lifelike portraits of my friends, Yet the pull that keeps getting stronger is to deepen in to my abstract paintings.”
Carole Bayer Sager’s abstract work includes photography as well as oil paint. She describes her paintings as “self generating”, saying that, within one painting she may find details that serve as new paintings on larger canvases.
In 2009 Sager completed a series of paintings titled “Power Chairs”, which is a series of portraits of some of her friends in their favorite chairs.
Carole Bayer Sager’s first solo show of abstract paintings is currently on exhibit at the LA Art House in West Hollywood. You can see photos from the opening at the Huffington Post. Many of the celebrity guests at the party have been the subject of portraits by Carole Bayer Sager, including music and film executive David Geffen, and couple Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. Also in attendance were CBS CEO Les Moonves, producer Norman Lear and R&B singer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. The exhibition Generations is a collection of abstract oil paintings. She says that the works are expressions of tiny details from her previous pieces, magnified with a camera up to “100 times their normal size.” The show continues through February 12, 2011.
For more information about Carole Bayer Sager and her artwork, visit http://www.carolebayersagerart.com/.
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Related blog entry: New Works: Paintings by Carole Bayer Sager in Santa Monica (September 22, 2012)