Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ivan Kamalic, 67, artist

It was only a year ago, several of us spent a few days at Star Island painting en plein air.  Ivan passed away June 6th of complications of lung cancer.  I enjoyed getting to know him.  He was a very hard worker and hiked all over the place looking for inspiration then he worked for hours in that spot.  A true professional, he enjoyed chatting with passers-bye, and told me about Jewel extra long brushes, which I subsequently purchased and agree with him that they have a nice "snap" at the end of the stroke. At Star Island everyone eats in a communal fashion and we all shared stories, it was a very nice time.  What a nice guy, he was happy and seemed very healthy as well.  I'm so sorry that he left us so young.

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