Remembering the 90’s, & Bon Jovi

During the 1990’s Bon Jovi became my favourite rock band and I followed them avidly. In 1995 we attended their first concert in Johannesburg. I also joined the fan club, ‘Backstage with Jon Bon Jovi’, and entered a few competitions. I sent a couple of paintings which Jon and his wife, Dorothea apparently received, according to his Mum. At that time Jon’s Mum ran the Fan Club. I won an autographed T’shirt in one competition, and collected all the Albums of their music. But during the next ten years, although I continued to follow their music and enjoyed the odd appearances on TV,  gradually the fervor faded and I gave the subscription money to a worthwhile charity instead. I even forgot about the two oil portraits that I’d done during that heady decade; until recently when a friend asked about them, so here they are:

portrait of Jon Bon Jovi, 1995

Jon Bon Jovi, 1995. oil on Canvas 450 x 550 mm

Portrait of Jon Bon Jovi. 1998

Jon Bon Jovi, 1998, oil on Canvas 550 x 450 mm.







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  1. Posted 8 Jun 2011 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    You have captured his essence in the top painting and his beauty in the second. Thanks for sharing them.

  2. Posted 13 Jun 2011 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Wow, really good portraits – my daughter, a very young teenager at the time was a huge fan which worried me slightly – have to admit he is a beautiful man!

  3. Cindy Humphreys
    Posted 21 Jul 2011 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    WOW! Remarkable resemblance of the most beautiful man…on the inside and out.

    • Posted 21 Jul 2011 at 9:07 am | Permalink

      Thanks Cindy, its nice to meet another fan !! Thanks for the visit 🙂

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