Geddy Lee Portrait Featured in Face of Canada Exhibit
In celebration of Canada Day, artist William Meire held an exhibit at Canada Place titled Face of Canada. In it, Meire showcased more than 100 oil paintings of notable Canadians. Asked to select his favorite, Geddy Lee was the obvious choice for the self-proclaimed Rush fan:"Friday marked the debut of Meire’s show. Outside, Canada Place was awash in red-and-white-clad revellers celebrating the country’s 144th birthday, but plenty of people were drawn indoors to check out Meire’s exhibit, dramatically lit in a dark ballroom. Some gasped as they found their favourite Canadians; others studied the portraits in quiet contemplation." - The Province.“I love Rush, I’m a Rush fan. I love Geddy Lee, as far as entertainers, he’s very inspiring to me. And Neil Young, of course, they’d be right up there as far as entertainers. They’re so inspiring, I listen to them both constantly as I paint,” he says.
Meire's Gallery Website can be view via this LINK.