The Joy of Playin by Thomas Martin - 10 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches Signed ani art academy synesthesia drawing man guitar player music instrument
Thomas Martin
B. 1951

The Joy of Playin

Charcoal and pastel on paper
10 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches

Ted is one of the greatest musicians/guitarists to ever come out of my home town. While posing for this picture he talked about his life, music, teachers/mentors and life on the road all while improvising on a 12 bar blues melody. The playing became an additional voice, a melodic storyteller and a passionate testimony to a life dedicated to music and artistry. It was truly a magical session and I am honored to have captured the moment.

Inspired by: "Tore Down" by Freddie King

Thomas Martin
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City