This is a portrait of Roy Gentry. I met him a couple of weeks ago. My wife and I were walking down the street in Madison, Indiana. I looked inside a café window. I grabbed Norene and told her, “I have to paint that man!”
I went inside and talked to one of the most interesting and charming human beings I’ve ever met. He is a music historian. He is a great musician. I painted this portrait to hang in a special show about him.
Appalachian Mystic – A Celebration of Musician Roy Gentry
March 12 – April 10
Joeyg’s Restaurant & Nightclub
218 East Main Street
The show includes music, photography, and paintings celebrating Roy Gentry’s life, which coincides with the debut of his new CD release, “Angel Land.”
I hope you like the portrait.