Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Harry Borgman, fine artist, and my internet romance

I've been introducing you to Harry Borgman, the lively artist I met on the internet four years ago. We're now into our fifth year of dating! Wow. And we've just returned from a wonderful visit to Puerto Vallarta where we try to go every year. We almost didn't vacation there this year because of the state of the economy and what it has done to our retirement savings. Then we checked out the Orbitz travel site and found that both air and hotel were approximately half price. How could we resist. I eventually called Orbitz to get more information about the hotel room which we wanted to upgrade plus we were awarded a $200 coupon. We also saved about $500 by leaving town on a 5:30 a.m. plane but we probably would not do that again. It takes a couple days to get over exhaustion. On the plus side by 1 p.m. we were having lunch at our favorite table next to the beach at the Fiesta American.

I'll write more about this trip with photos on my other blog, theromancegame.blogspot.com, (or you can simply click the link listed on the upper right of this page). Now I want to introduce you to more of Harry's art. He is one of the most versatile artists around. By the way his art work will be on display at a restaurant, Port 412, on State St.in St. Joseph, MI, Sunday, April 19, 2-5 p.m., there is a special opening for the show. It's also a charity event with tickets for $35 which will buy you two cocktails and numerous hors d'oeurves. Part of the proceeds will be going to the Boys and Girls Club of Benton Harbor.

While in Puerto Vallarta we visited the gallary "The Loft", where some of Harry's artwork may be seen. John, the owner, has requested Harry send him a few of his abstract paintings. I'll let you know when they will be on display later this year.

Harry's paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in galleries in New York, Chicago, Detriot and Harbor County as well as in Paris, France where he lived for several years. His graphic designs have been featured in magazines and television by advertising agencies around the world. He was art director on the Chevrolet account at the Campbell Ewald Agency but decided he enjoyed the hands on work of art design and fine art more. He has just recently designed a medallion for the Corvair Club celebrating the 50th year since GM first made the car.

Following is another art medium he has developed over the past few years. These are digital designs which have attracted much attention and are some of my favorite pieces of art.

These designs can be reproduced in other colors so are perfect for interior decorating. These are only two of many.

Harry is also an outstanding photographer. His photos of a small beach on Lake Michigan are not only beautiful for their variety, but amazing as they were all taken in the same area but look totally different with a vast number of subtle colors. Of course all these digital paintings and photographs are available. For further information contact me by leaving a comment with you email at the end of this blog or by linking to his blogs. There are still more samples of his art work to come. It's amazing what and who you can find on the internet! Your pal Gloria