Park West Gallery Mother’s Day Art Giveaway

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* This contest has now ended. The winner will be posted below, and thank you to all who entered!

This Mother’s Day, why buy mom another boring greeting card or a bunch of flowers that won’t last? You could win “the mother” of all unique gifts — a work of fine art that will last a lifetime! Here’s how you can enter the Park West Gallery Mother’s Day Art Giveaway…

Contest Rules and Prize Details

THE PRIZE

Park West Gallery will choose one lucky winner at random from all of the entries. The winner will receive their choice of one of following works of art (unframed):

Itzchak Tarkay, Cafe on the Pier, Park West Gallery

“Cafe on the Pier” by Itzchak Tarkay (9 3/16” x 12 15/16” serigraph in color on wove paper, signed in pencil lower right and numbered) | Park West Gallery Collection

Emile Bellet, Dans l'Or Du Couchant, Park West Gallery

“Dans l’Or Du Couchant” by Emile Bellet (12 5/8” x 10 1/2” lithograph in color on wove paper, signed in pencil lower right and numbered) | Park West Gallery Collection

Linda Le Kinff, Douceur, Park West Gallery

“Douceur” by Linda Le Kinff (10 7/16” x 8 11/16” serigraph in color on wove paper, signed in pencil lower right and numbered) | Park West Gallery Collection

THE RULES/HOW TO ENTER

Park West Gallery favorites Itzchak Tarkay, Emile Bellet and Linda Le Kinff often depict the female figure as a prominent subject in their artwork. If you could commission any of these three contemporary artists to paint your mother’s portrait, to capture her essence with their unique painting style, which one would you choose, and why?

  1. Simply post your answer to the question above in the comments below.
  2. Include your first name, last initial and email address in the comment form. Note: Emails will NOT be displayed publicly and will only be used to contact the winner. (Not familiar with these artist’s works, or need a little inspiration for your answer? Visit the Park West Gallery artist microsites:
    – Itzchak Tarkay @ www.parkwest-tarkay.com
    – Emile Bellet @
    www.parkwest-bellet.com
    – Linda Le Kinff @ www.parkwest-lekinff.com)
  3. EARN BONUS ENTRIES!* Earn additional entries by linking back to this contest page. Link to this page from your Facebook, Twitter, blog or other website and post a trackback link to it in the comment form below (so we can verify your link). You’ll get an extra entry for each link you post.

*Enter as many times as you’d like. Limit one prize per person.

The name of the contest winner will be announced at The Official Blog of Park West Gallery during the week of May 9-13, 2011, so bookmark this page and check back here to see if you’ve won! The winner will also be notified via email.

Note: No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning. U.S. residents only.

The deadline for entries is Sunday May 8, 2011 @ midnight EST.

Good Luck!


AND THE WINNER IS…

CINDA G. | posted May 4, 2011 at 10:55 am

Congratulations!

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  • Cindi Ringholz
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    I would commission Linda Le Kinff. I don’t usually enjoy art depicting people but her art reminds me of my mom at this point in her life. The female seems to be looking up for guidance and my mom needs all the guidance that she can get. She is in the beginning stage of alzheimers and needs little reminders! Thoroughly enjoy the shows onboard!

    Cindi Ringholz

    • Dawn Cordasco
      Reply

      I would choose Emile Bellet for my mother. We were on a cruise and for the
      first time my mother attended one of your auctions. With a paddle in hand,
      she bid and won her first Bellet’s. This was the start of her seriously collecting
      and appreciating art. My Mother relates to the Universal Woman because
      of its elegance and vivid colors. My parents love to sit by the fireplace with a
      glass of wine and admire the beautiful Bellets.

  • Dianne E.
    Reply

    I would love to have Linda Le Kinff do a portrait of my mother–I love her simple use of lines to make a magnificent portrait of women who represent all women throughout the world. I love Bellet, too–and how he captures the beauty of womanhood in each of his works of faceless women. Tarkay is great because he loves to emphasize the curves of women–something we, as women don’t always appreciate about ourselves!

  • Jennifer Geldard
    Reply

    I would chose Emile Bellett to paint my mother’s portrait. My mother passed away a year and a half ago. She was a single mother. She showered us with love, but I always felt that she had a lot of unfulfilled dreams … things that she gave up to raise us. Bellett’s work has a melancholy feel to it, that reminds me of her in many ways…

  • Pam O.
    Reply

    I love the elegance of this colorful piece! When I look at it, it reminds me as a mother the importance to take time and smell the flowers! Mothers are so busy working 24 hrs a day, so this is a very important reminder!! As I love the other artist, I do not have a piece from Linda yet.

  • Jenny M
    Reply

    If I could commission one artist to paint my mother’s portrait, hands down, it would be Emile Bellet. Emile captures the beauty, sophistication, elegance, strength and uniqueness of a woman. My mom is a beautiful person and exemplifies strength, courage, persistence and love. I could easily see my mom standing in Emile’s painting. I love that Emile can capture the essence of a woman with no faces. I think any woman can find themselves in his paintings. My mom is a remarkable woman whom I love very much. It would mean the world to have his work of art.

  • Bob Y.
    Reply

    My choice for the commissioning would be Linda Le Kinff. I have a few of her peices, and her work is always bright, beautiful, and inviting. My mom, now with cancer at 87, has had a good life, but a challenging life. She has been by her self since my dad died 43 years ago. She is very strong and independent, like the women in Le Kinff’s paiantings. I believe she is one of the women this painter would want to include.

  • Britton H.
    Reply

    Although one of my mother’s favorite artists is Tarkay, I think Le Kinff would better capture my mother’s spirit. She uses lots of flowers/floral motifs, and my mother’s garden is constantly with her flowers. I think LeKinff’s women, while often interspective, seem more joyful and exuberant than Tarkay’s.

  • Cheryl Thomas
    Reply

    I would love to have Linda Le Kinff paint my mother. I think the bright colors, free style, and love of all types of women would be able to capture the essence of Mom. I love the small things- music, flowers, pets, even loves- that surround the women, which represent their lives.

  • Jennie Wright
    Reply

    I would choose Mr. Tarkay to paint a portait of my mother. I think his combination of form and color would please her very much. My mother was a keen observer of people, much as Itzchak Tarkay is.

  • Cheryl M
    Reply

    My choice would be Linda Le Kinff. I love the feel of the lines and colours. My mum is a colourful eccentric with a love of life and a few glasses of bubbly. I think Le Kinff would find her intriguing to paint……

  • michell campbell
    Reply

    IT WOULD HAVE TO BE EMILY BELLET
    HER WORK IS ELEGANT AND THE COLR THAT SHE USES ARE MOMS FAVORITE COLORS IT WOULD MATCH HER FRESH CUT ROSES FROM HER GARDEN SHE COULD SEES HER SELF IN EMILY ‘S WORK BECOUSE OF HER FACLESS WOMEN

  • nicholas p rodriguez
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    I would commission Tarkay because he is bold, experienced and although a bit risky at times, a proven gift as an artist who overcame a concentration camp ordeal with his family then freed, rising up with his talent. He is highly sought after for his impressionist and Matisse/ Toulouse- Lautrec influence in his works. This artist hands down blows the other two mentioned out of the water and would do a great piece for any mother.

  • Cinda Grahn
    Reply

    I would pick Linda Le Kinff to create a beautiful painting of my mom. She is the most colorful, special, creative and loving person I know. We both love the bright colors that Linda chooses for her art, and of course love music and cats. My mom is the best!! :0)

  • Crystal Brookins
    Reply

    I would select the “Douceur by Linda Le Kinff” in relations to my Mom (74) because she has always enjoyed and prided in her Flower garden and always tried to depict flowers (plastic or real throughout her home) when I and my sisters were growing up.

  • John W.
    Reply

    Mom’s beauty as a ‘universal woman’ would be evident in her portayal by Bellet; beauty that everyone could appreciate while still being personally gratifying to her children!

  • Alice Alsobrook
    Reply

    I would choose Linda Le Kinff. I love her unique style. The work of art would be for my daughter-in-law – the mother of my grandchildren, since I no longer have my mother. It would show her how happy I am to have her as a part of the family and what a good job she has done raising my grandchildren!

  • Jimmy
    Reply

    i would commission bellet to do the portrait of my wife, a wonderful woman of a 2, 3, and 5 year old. i love the way he gets the essence of beauty without having to focus on all the details. i’d love for that simplicity to show the beauty of mom amidst all the crazy details that surround taking care of the family. simple beauty… love it…

  • WENDY W
    Reply

    I would have Bellet paint my mother as most of him women are always at rest and gazing off into the distance, or looking at something we can’t see, just like my mother.

  • Paul J
    Reply

    I would choose to have Itzchak Tarkay paint my mother. I like the way he incoperates the window with the outside view. I would be great to have this done with her sitting out at our lake cabin in Minnesota or even by the pool in Florida with the dog in her lap.

  • Joyce C.
    Reply

    I would choose Linda Le Kinff. My mother is deceased, but my favorite picture of her in her later years is one where she is not looking at the camera, but looking away. Her deeply lined face recalls the difficulties she endured and her always strong faith in God. Le Kinff’s women are reflective and she shows their inner beauty as well as their outer glory. Mom was really beautiful, I’m told, when she was young, and I’d love to have her painted in her youth contrasted with her seasoned beauty of her golden years. She is deserving of such a masterful tribute.

  • james h
    Reply

    I would love Tarkay to do a painting of my mother because of the subtlety of emotion he evokes by simplifying his figures…the less is more approach…and his color and composition are impeccably selected in his pieces.

  • Daniel F.
    Reply

    I would choose Le Kinff because I love the way she portrays women in her art. In fact, I have one of her pieces in my dining room. The colors she uses are vibrant, but yet subtle. Another aspect I like about her work is that the women are active in some way; they aren’t just passive and sitting or standing stationary.

  • Robert H.
    Reply

    I would commision Emile Bellet, who is a favorite of my wife’s as well as of and mine. There is an innocenece and elegance that he captures seemingly with ease. It really is magical the way he potrays his women. He always has a sort of uplifting and colorful way of displaying it but at the same time it is never overpowering, rather almost soft and gentle. All qualities that I feel define my mother. There also is a feeling of strength when you look at his art work as if the woman are these strong almost divine figures with a small sense of vulnerability. What more can I say about an incredible artist and an even more incredible mother!

  • Tim P.
    Reply

    While I enjoy (and have collected) the work of all three artists, the artist I would select for the commission would undoubtedly be Emile Bellet. His work seems to portray and represent women at their finest, and his style depicts an innate sense and aura of grace and elegance that all women (my mother included) have within them. Bellet’s lines are simplistic and classic, yet they evoke a wide range of emotions and feelings, which every woman possesses. In that sense, I feel Bellet’s work speaks to the heart of a woman, and yet because the paintings are sublime in their nature, they leave the viewer to develop their own interpretation of the meaning of each work.

  • Kenneth Shapiro
    Reply

    I believe Emilie Bellet would capture the essence of my mother. The way he portrays his ladies in a timeless way makes me believe that my Mother will always be their.

  • edward c
    Reply

    I would choose Linda Le Kinff as her smooth lines and vibrant colors remind me of wife.

  • Jimmy D
    Reply

    i would commission emile bellet in a heart beat. he is my wife’s (mother to our 2, 3, & 5 year old) favorite artist by far. his ability to create peace and show the essence of beauty i believe would bless my wife. to see the simple beauty amidst the chaos of life would be a breath of fresh air.

  • Harry J
    Reply

    I love all three of these artists. Of the three, I’d choose Linda LeKinff to paint my mother’s portrait. She brings an especially interesting blend of impressionism and realism to her depictions of women in her works. They’re beautiful, but not unrealistically so.

  • Kevin D.
    Reply

    I love all 3 of these artists’ works and have some of each. I love each for the different emotions that they evoke in me. The artist that would best capture my mother would be Emile Bellet, as I feel that his women and scenes help me to imagine what is going on at the precise moment that the piece is depicting. I always find it fascinating when I hear my Mom tell stories of when she was younger, less burdened and happier, and it helps me realize that there were times in her life when things were less difficult and more wondrous.

  • ellenmarie1@comcast.net
    Reply

    I have a Tarkay and a Bellet and have enjoyed them both, I’ve always admired Le Kinff and I get a peaceful feeling when looking at her work. My mother was also a very peaceful, loving woman and I think that a portrait by Le Kinff would be extraodinary to have as a reminder of Mom.
    Ellen Lohmeier

  • William L
    Reply

    All three pieces are lovely. I would choose Linda Le Kinff as she evokes a heartfelt warmth and a strong sense of care. Linda Le Kinff’s canvas would capture Mother’s vivid personality very well.

  • steve gardner
    Reply

    already own the bellet; so my 2nd choice would be the tarkay; also own 2 le kinffs and 2 other bellets. only own 1 tarkay.

  • Charlie T
    Reply

    I would commission Tarkay mainly because he depicts women in most of his paintings and puts them in realistic surroundings and enhances their figures in situations that display the beauty of the female and a mother. My wife has two Tarkay’s and I’ve often wondered about my mother being painted by somone like Tarkay. My Mother died when I was just two years old and is never forgotten in my memory.

  • MACK
    Reply

    Linda Le Kinff , I BELIEVE SHE WOULD BEST BE PAINTED WITH THE FADES, SHE IS NOT OLD BUT HAS HANDLED MANY THINGS AND THE WAY LINDA DOES HER WORK WOULD DO MY MOTHER JUSTICE, THANKS MACK, I WOULD HAVE HER DO IT ON A PLATE

  • Lynne Fedor
    Reply

    I have pieces by all three artists because the colors are bold and vibrant. They remind me of the women in my family. It is this boldness that makes them beautiful as well as a force to be acknowledged and admired. I have given my grown daughter Bellett and LeKiniff for hr home. I want her to look to these and feel the power as well as enjoy the bueaty they bring to a room.

  • Richard H.
    Reply

    I would choose the Bellet. I have already collected some Bellet, and love the simple flow of the artwork. The warmth and coloring of the art evokes a very tropical, exotic locale and hints of paradise. Also the concept of there being no specific facial details makes the subject reflective of every woman.

  • Mark Werth
    Reply

    I love all three artists and have pieces from all of them. However, I think that I would choose Linda Le Kinff because of her posturing of her female figures as usually looking upwards and seeming to be thinking of what else life could offer and this is the way I think of my mother.

  • Doreen C.
    Reply

    For a portrayal of my mother I would definitely go with Linda LeKinff. But, I actually love all three of these artists and have originals from each artist hanging in my home and my offfice.

  • patsy b
    Reply

    lINDA lE kINFF BECAUSE SHE IS JUST THE BEST AND THE COLORS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL THAT THEY ARE VIBRANT AND LUCIOUS. THANKS PATSY

  • Ronda P
    Reply

    Though I love the works of all three of these artists, I would love to have Itzchak Tarkay do a portrait of my mother. His portrayals of women emote a sense of peace and comfort, a quiet strength of character and unconditional love. There is beauty and a vibrancy of color that represent well what a mother adds to our life. He would portray all that my dear mother means to me.

  • Samantha P.
    Reply

    I would pick Tarkay because I love the way he depicts women. It just seems so real, normal even.

  • Patrick H
    Reply

    This is easy……But first, the subject would have to be my wife because she is a fantastic mother and grandmother. My mother is no longer with us.

    I would chose Linda Le Kinff. Belet never shows the subjects eyes and Tarkay always has womens eyes closed. My wife has beautiful eyes and Le Kinff would be able to draw out the enthusiasm for life that my wife has.

  • Tim Gallagher
    Reply

    I would select Emile Bellet to paint my mother’s portrait because his women are elegant just like my mother!

  • Steve Pannell
    Reply

    I would have to choose Bellet. I already have a couple of pieces of works from him from cruises, and one more sure would add to my collection.

  • Robert S
    Reply

    I love the way Mr. Bellet captures the feminine form in a timeless state of beauty. That’s the way I’d like to remember my mother.

    • Brandi B.
      Reply

      I would want Bellet to paint a portrait of my mother. My mother is a lovly, beautiful and gentle person. When I look at a Bellet painting I see beauty, softness, and gentleness. I like that the women do not have a face because it allows you to really see yourself, your sister, or your mother in each lady.

  • Paula F
    Reply

    I would choose Emile Bellett – I have collected a couple of his pieces – he portrays his women as being peaceful and serene – yet elegant – reminds me of my mom.

  • Jann P
    Reply

    I would love Linda Le Kinff to paint my mothers portrait. My mother is no longer here on earth, but I think Ms Le Kinff would show her in all her glory and beauty. My mother was a great person and great mother. Also, quite a few of Ms Le Kinff’s pictures have the faces looking skyward, and I think my mother was always looking up, and toward the future.

  • Claudia H
    Reply

    I would love to have Linda Le Kinff portray my recently deceased mother. I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Le Kinff. She is a beautiful person (inside and out), just as my mother was. Her paintings reflect that in the women she paints.

  • Kenny J
    Reply

    We have a few Tarkay pieces that I really enjoy. I’ve always liked Le Kinff’s bright colors and strong lines (I’m a drafter, so I love good line work!). But I really like Bellet’s elegance in form and color. While any of the three artists would do my family an honor in painting my mother, I think Bellet would memorialize her in such a way any family member would want to hang the work in their homes.

  • joseph greene
    Reply

    My mother was a woman that Tarkay symbolizes. She was a flapper in the 20’s, worked in the garment district in NYC as a Millner, and had the fluidity and grace that eminates from all of Tarkay’s works. However, I would suggest that my wife is the Tarkay woman of today. She is self-sufficient, independent, a leader, a thinker and a superb mother and wife filled with grace and love. And Constance is the epitome of a Tarkay woman of style and substance.

  • Sherry V
    Reply

    If I had one person that I would choose it would absolutely be Bellet and it would have to be a double portrait – one with my Mother AND Grandmother who are 70 and 90, respectively. I love the fact that Bellet paints figures without faces yet their beauty shines through. They are COMPLETELY selfless and want no recognition or appreciation for the things that they do for our family. My grandmother will still fight us when we try to pick up heavy objects saying, “Let me do that, you’ll hurt yourself!” My Mom quietly does all the work that enables my grandmother to live alone such as driving her places and doing the grocery shopping for her. They are beautiful women – inside and out – and I would give anything to have who they are immortalized in a Bellet portrait!!!!!

  • Bruce L.
    Reply

    Emile Bellet portrays a much more realistic image of what I believe
    a mother should look like and be remembered .
    I own one of his works currently,but would love another.

  • Christine Harris
    Reply

    I love all three artists and have their art proudly displayed in my home. If I had to choose it would be Linda Le Kinff. I love the long flowing hair, vibrant lips and lushious curves she gives her women. Her works have a motherly, nurturing feeling to them. Very inspiring!

  • Deborah G.
    Reply

    Linda Le Kinff most definitely! I own two pieces of art by Ms. Le Kinff and fall more in love with them everyday. I also had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Le Kinff at a Park West event I attended at the Half Moon Bay Ritz. She was lovely, kind and gracious. I would trust her to honor my mother’s image in a heartbeat!

  • Harvey A. Strickon
    Reply

    Itzchak Tarkay

  • Candy W
    Reply

    I would love for Linda LeKinff to capture my mother’s beautiful 1940s look. The long flowing black hair, a bright red dress that matches her full red lips. My mother looked so much like Vivien Leigh (Scarlet O’Hara)! And I believe that Linda could give her that ethereal, timeless beauty. My mother is still a beauty at 88, with startlingly blue eyes and perfectly coiffed white hair. She still wears her red lipstick, her trademark after all these years.

  • David W
    Reply

    Although I would feel completely secure commissioning any one of these contemporary masters to undertake a portrait of my mother, I believe I would inevitably choose Linda Le Kinff.

    Why? I believe my choice would be Le Kinff, because my mother was a very vibrant woman who displayed her emotions in very distinct facial expressions.

    Of the three extraordinary artists to choose amongst, I feel that Le Kinff’s use of more-vibrant colors and some facial expressions on her subjects would best capture the essence of my mother.

  • Peter Dvorak
    Reply

    I would choose Bellet because he paints mystical, tall and graceful appearing “everywoman” in his work. The portrait would compliment several other bellets that I acquired on cruise ship auctions.

  • Adam Bruce
    Reply

    As a long time Park West customer, who already owns a LeKinff and a Tarkay, I would have to go with Bellet for my mother. She has been a musician and teacher all her adult life and her artistic personality is certainly best represented by the free-flowing impressionism and bright colours I associate with Bellet. Thank you for the opportunity and for all the beautiful artwork we have collected over the years!

  • Virgie Pedroza
    Reply

    I would have to say Emile Bellet. Her paintings are always so glamorous and thats how I see my mother.

  • Cynthia H
    Reply

    Linda Le Kinff for sure. I own three pieces and I love them. I love her colors. I love how she portrays females.

  • Michelle R
    Reply

    I would want Linda Le Kinff to commission a portrait of my mom. Her style is so expressive and full of life. Her paintings long for someone to gaze at them and go into the artist’s mind and see what she saw in such a believable and approachable way

  • Julianna and Al L (dada)
    Reply

    I would choose all three. My Mother is like
    Tarky: Timeless and universal and believes in beauty and believe you me she is beautiful like Tarky’s work.
    Bellet: She is self taught and really good at what she does. both are timeless and age less in their work.
    Le Kinff: Both are exotic and lush with rich color.
    Like my mom all three of these artist will never again be matched or replicated!
    LOVE U MOM

  • Ester L.N.
    Reply

    I Love all three artist. It would be very hard for me to pick just one. I think each artist could capture my Mother’s likeness in there own unique way. Hanging a portrait of my Mother would make me very proud. That’s why
    I’m pleased to have a portrait from each one of the artist in my home.

  • Lou M.
    Reply

    I would choose Linda LeKinff for this commission because her women have a spiritual quality which I find inspiring. My mother was both inspired and inspiring so this would be a perfect portrait.

  • Michael M. Mills
    Reply

    Linda Le Kinff. Perfect!

  • Lou M.
    Reply

    I collect art depicting the female form and all three of these artists are represented in my collection. It would be such an honor to have a portrait of my mother in my collection. I would want to commission a watercolor by Linda LeKinff as her watercolors have a timeless as well as ethereal quality and she might be able to depict many aspects of my mother’s long and eventful life through this medium.

  • Robert W
    Reply

    I would choose Emile Bellet as it seems that he captures the picture that is in my heart and mind.

  • Cheryl Bognar
    Reply

    I’d pick Linda, I’d love it and she could put a cat in the painting. Love her style, I have 4 prints by her from PW that I’ve been enjoying for the past year.

  • Zachary M
    Reply

    I love all three, but given the difficult choice I choose the abstraction of the Bellett.

  • Dwayne Atkinson
    Reply

    It is to difficult to choose only 1 of the artists. I have works of art from all 3 of the artist. I love all of the artists work for each of the specific styles. I would need (1) artist to do a portrait of my mother as a young girl or teenager (1) artist for a portrait of my mother in her middle age. (1) artist for a protrait of my mother as a refined eldery woman.

  • James Muir
    Reply

    Linda le Kinff

    I LOVE her work!

  • Mary Lando
    Reply

    Bellet for sure. We own three of his works and the mystifying message of his art is the sensual nature of the female object. His broad strokes clearly allow the viewer the opportunityto place whatever face they want for any piece of art as opposed to a more detailed artist. I believe that I can visualize my mother being young in one of our pieces, middle-age in a second piece and elderly in the third. He truly has a gift for all of us to admire.

  • Kathy B
    Reply

    I would choose Tarkay to capture my mother. She is a real woman with rounded curves and she adores colors and flowers and elegant furniture like the chair depicted in the painting (but rich, not costly). My mother has a keen love of beauty and we had vases of fresh peonies and flowers throughout our house from her garden (as did our elementary teacher’s classrooms over the years). A woman of true depth and beauty, Mother was shy and kindly observed the world through windows. I think the downcast eyes of Tarkay’s woman well depicts the woman who is engaged in the world but never demanding. Mother’s shyness was always a lovely contrast to her beauty, inside and out. Tarkay would love my mother and she would adore him.

  • Howie Tracy
    Reply

    My Mom has passed on, rest her soul. My daughter now is the mother of my 2 oldest grandchildren. If I could have one of these artists do portraits of my mom and my daughter, I would definately choose Linda Le Kinff. Linda’s women are not only beautiful, but seem so happy to be alive and to celebrate life. The colors chosen to portray this celebration of life seems to agree with “Dave W.”s” philosophy:…”always eat the second piece of cheesecake.”

    howie tracy

  • derek stone
    Reply

    emile belle is my fav, the contemporary flowing lines , expressing so much with so little detail, and the use of light upon the contours of such a graceful subject, got my attention and so belongs along side other pieces on our walls, colors so vibrant, sharing quality igor medvedev so well portrays

  • john clark
    Reply

    e. bellet would be my choice for style and beauty

  • C. Alexandra Sale
    Reply

    I would choose the LeKinff woman with red hair holding up flowers. I love the LeKinff series for the endless possibilities her work portrays. Fluid lines, vibrant colors, timeless designs. This particular artwork is full of hope and imagination.

  • Steve
    Reply

    I would commission Linda Le Kinff to paint the mother of my children. She captures the vibrant outlook of my wife who is now undergoing chemotherapy following cancer surgery. My wife still shines when she is around people and always sees the beauty of nature around her. Her strength and courage during this time of trial is a beacon for all who know her. Ms. Le Kinff can capture that with her bright colors and a look to the heavens.

  • Patricia Austin
    Reply

    I would and HAVE commissioned Emile Bellet. My mother always appreciated the thought behind a single rose. I had Emile do one for me and have it sitting on display in my entryway. Of all my purchases, it is far from the most expensive, but by far the most meaningful. Definitely would have to be Emile Bellet.

  • Sandy M
    Reply

    Wow. You made this really tough. I almost thought about not responding because chosing one of these three artists to create a rendition of my mom is nearly impossible. I have pieces by all three artists and love them dearly. But here goes. TARKAY. Because of the peaceful, content poses he portrays. That’s how I see Mom right now as she enters her 90th year. Now if only I had had children who could say I reminded them of the elegant, exotic women of Bellet.

  • Bernadette M.
    Reply

    I own and love all 3 artists but I would choose Emile Bellet because his women are faceless and timeless thus allowing me to envision my mother’s face on this beautiful painting at different periods throughout her life from her early to her later years. His women always seem to be at peace as I am certain my mother is now.

  • Mark Wolff
    Reply

    Bellet, I think. Mom is quiet, says only what needs to be said each day. But suddenly, she comes with a truism of life that strikes to the very heart of the matter, showing her true beauty and something you will remember the rest of your life. Like this image in Bellet, you don’t get see those details about Mom day to day, but the lasting imperssion (or impressionistic) stays with you in a timelessly.

    • Mark Wolff
      Reply

      “stays with you timelessly”, I meant to say.

  • Richard Gerber
    Reply

    All three artists are exceptional and it would be an honor to have any of them paint a portrait of my mother. My overall choice however, is Hua Chen. His impressionistic style is classy and the warm colors are soothing and graceful.

  • Barbara S.
    Reply

    I would commission “Douceur” by Linda Le Kinff . All three works of art above are beautiful but I love Linda Le Kinff because she captures the personality of a woman in an obstract way which allows the physical portrait to not dissappoint. I love art that can relate personality, mood, etc. without making a woman look bad physically.

  • Tom Fuler
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    I would commission Linda Le Kinff for my wife’s portrait. In “Douceur”, her tree- top colors radiate to the woman’s grace.
    And, I believe Linda would portray, in a portrait of my wife, (a kindergarten teacher for 18 years) what we all envy about Cindy.
    Tom Fuller

  • Robert E
    Reply

    I would love to have Itzchak Tarkay paint my Mom.
    He has a wonderful way of bringing me back to the days of my mom with her friends having afternoon tea or taking a break from the day.
    Usually in a dress. Always elegant, yet conservative. Cleaver backrounds, great use of colors and shades.
    I have also had the pleasure of meeting him and found him to be a warm, welcoming person, just like my mom.
    Bob Essex

  • Cathy Kochanski
    Reply

    I’d select Tarkay to capture the timeless essence of my Mother. If she were still with us today (age 83) she would most likely enjoy his works as well. This is one reason I own some of his works. So very feminine, coy and relaxed.

    Cathy Kochanski

  • Alvin R. Hooper
    Reply

    I would choose Linda L’kniff, she paints the figures more lifelike than the other’s and her painting are so vivid.

  • John M
    Reply

    It would have to be Tarkay. We own several Tarkay’s and Bellett’s from art auctions on past cruises. The story that was given to us as to why Tarkay always painted his women with their eyes closed was very moving. My mother always saw the best in people and tried to look at the positive in everything. She passed away after a long battle with cancer and never got to see her grandchildren grow up but she was not bitter. My mother, to this day, inspires me and so do Tarkay’s paintings.

  • Mary Dolmatoff
    Reply

    Linda Le Kniff would be my choice. Her paintings offer a softness with the bright beautiful colors illuminating to the many talents that my mom and all moms are born with. Soft, Bright, Beautiful and always strong.

  • JIM STEIN
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    I could be glib and rattle off something rhetorical, classy, sophic. While I really like Bellet’s style, personally, lacking facial features would have it represent “any mom”. LeKinff’s style is a bit more abstract than would represent my mom, sadly departed for over 15 years. Tarkay would best reflect mom for her simple, stoic nature. He may be best for more than this reason.

  • Roxanne Bates
    Reply

    I would choose Emilie Bellet. He could capture the elegance and loveliness that my mother holds as well as his vivid use of color that is also something she loves! I feel that his style is much like my mother’s, warm, comforting, elegant, lovely, graceful, strikingly beauitful and bright!

  • Jeanne F
    Reply

    “Douceur” by Linda Le Kinff I think the look on her face can be interpreted in many different ways depending on your mood. The face is draws you into the picture with thoughts of mystery and romance and intreque. Excellent picture!!

  • BERNARD L
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    Although we have works of all three artists displayed in our home, I believe Linda LeKinff’s style captures the beauty and innocence that was my mother. She was an old fashioned woman with contemporary values and loved to visit the artwork in our home. Sadly we lost her to a more peaceful place in 2000 at age 91….full of life to the very end ! What a wonderful tribute it would be to have a LeKinff in her memory.

  • Tierra S.
    Reply

    I would choose Linda Le Kinff because my mother is very free spirited and doesn’t take herself too seriously. She is simple and beautiful and doesn’t need many embellishments and that is what I see when I look at Le Kinff’s works. Don’t get me wrong, I love the other artists as well, but Le Kinff reminds me of my mother’s personality.

  • Joe P
    Reply

    Although all the artists are great, to say the least, I’d go with Itzchak Tarkay .

  • william Krupa
    Reply

    Any of the three would be great—superb artists—

  • BOB BROWN
    Reply

    Linda Le Kniff would be my clear favorite for two reasons:
    First, I believe she best captures the feminine aspects of her subjects, and
    Second, she is my wife’s favorite painter and we have several of her paintings
    hung about the house as well as a copy of her book.

  • John H
    Reply

    I own numerous Tarkays and Le Kinffs, one being an original watercolor.

    I picture my mother in a Le Kinff watercolor. She blends a softness to detail with grace that is purely feminine. My mom is in her eighties. Linda would depict her in greatest state of being.

  • Stephanie A. Hansen
    Reply

    I would immediately commission Emile Bellet. Given his body of work, I know that he would perfectly depict her long, lean grace, and his use of bright color would beautifully convey her happy, vivacious, and very positive nature. Additionally, in so very many of his paintings, his light is the yellow/orange/red of sunset, which would wonderfully represent the inner glow, that flame of spirit which my mother carries. I love my mother, and I’d love to present her with a painting by Emile Bellet! Thank you so much for giving us all this opportunity!

  • rosemary
    Reply

    I would commission Linda LeKinff.

  • Mary McDonald
    Reply

    I would choose Bellet, because my mother is declining in years and has Alzheimers; she no longer is very active facially. M. Emile would be able to capture a picture that did not reflect her facial features clearly; instead he could capture her pose and attitude while not having to invent or gloss over her lack of expression.

  • Thomas Mai
    Reply

    Tarkay is the only artist that I’ll pick to paint my mother’s portrait. The style and the color he uses in his paintings of ladies really bring out the feminine essence of any woman. My mother passed away a few years ago and and she was a very feminine and traditional lady. I feel a portrait of my mother by Mr. Tarkay will surely accentuate the feminine side of my mother and bring back some sweet memories of her.

  • william Krupa
    Reply

    all are great—superb—Bill Krupa

  • Zee Andrijiwskyj
    Reply

    I love both Tharkay and Le Kiniff and have them in my art collection. If I had to choose one artist to paint my mother it would be Linda Le Kiniff because she gives her women more feeling and brighter colors and that is how I see my mother.
    Zee A.

  • Joan McCahon
    Reply

    I have been to many of your art auctions, onboard ship and on land. I have a house full of your art. We are missing any by Tarkay.
    I like the style that he uses, you never see their eyes but the paintings still demonstrate a great artistic sensitivity that is just beautiful and very feminine.

  • Kevin T.
    Reply

    Any of the 3 artists would be blessed to be commisioned to paint my mother. I think it would bring out their true creativity and divine inspiration to capture the love and respect I have for her. The challenges and adversity she has overcome to get where she is today shows ironwill. To provide for my sister and I a home always filled with love and laughter from the meagerest of means shows hope. From the Appalachain mountains of southern WVa. and southwest Va. My family has the scars and stories to not only impress, but to entertain because of the compassion and fortitude of this woman. Regardless of medium, think this would be challenge for any artist to capture

  • Craig G Flanders
    Reply

    Linda Le Kniff
    I like her soft use of colors

  • Terry Arnold
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    Tarkay of course, My 95 year old mother was a typical Tarkay Lady of the 40’s. She dressed, sat, and carried herself like one of his ladies. She loves his work, and is the most elegant lady alive I know. I have a living Tarkay in my life, and I am very blessed.

  • Victor Bobadilla
    Reply

    Definitely the essence of a mature woman Linda Le Kinff is the most appropriate as she would be the usher with its colors and outlines: all aspects of this woman would represent such as experience, warmth, liveliness expressed over time

  • brenda ash
    Reply

    I would commission Linda Lekinff to do a portrait of my mother. I love the ways she uses colour which would show her vibrancy. The wistfulnes of the lady in “Douceur” reminds me of my MOM. Then too she adds a delicate flower so earth and sky come together enhancing the lady’s beauty

  • Peter Weisbord
    Reply

    I am a proud owner of both Tarkay & Linda Le Kinff works of art. As my mom being an 88 year old still classy women either artist would be fine.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Viola Cummins
    Reply

    I would commission Tarkay because his ladies have a serene look that my mother also had. I think of her when I look at his painting.

    Viola Cummins

  • Lynn Morley
    Reply

    I would desire i have Linda Le Kniff do a portrait of my mother. I love her depiction of women as sleek and sophisticated. I also love that she includes cats in some of her pictures, so my mother’s much beloved car Missy would be an additional treat.

    Lynn Morley

  • Angelo L.B.
    Reply

    I would commission a painting about my mother to Emile Bellet, as she has the unique capacity of showing elegance and class without the need to paint the eyes of a person…and that reminds me of my mother, who’s love, affection, elegance and class transudate from every part of her being, not only from her deep eyes…

  • Cheryl U
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    I would commission Linda Le Kinff. Her art speaks to me. I think she emphasizes the beauty and elegance of a woman. Her inclusion of flowers often in her background and the use of hats in her art give it a wonderful feminine softness. These are characteristics that I think of when I think of my mom.

  • Susie Pitts
    Reply

    I would pick Linda Le Kinff, for sure. We have two of her works already and she uses colors that would depict my mother to a “T.”. She also uses cats, particularly black ones, which my mother loves. Linda is obviously a favorite of ours and would do real justice to Mom, in my book. 😉

  • Sue Pashko
    Reply

    I love the work of all three, but I have 5 works of art of Emile Bellet, he captured my heart a few years back and i cant seem to get enough of his work, I also have and love Linda Kinff’s work. Since I love Bellet’s work so much and my Mother passed away, I would be honored to have Bellet do my portrait,so I could pass on to my daughter who also has Emile’s art at home. Thank You Sue

  • Brooke Acker
    Reply

    Emile Bellet without a doubt.
    His paintings (I currently own 3) are so warm…like my mom.

  • Steve W
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    Emile Bellet because my wife and I love his work. I think my mom would make a great subject for a unique work of art.

  • judy cottini
    Reply

    I would have to say that if my Mother were alive today that Tarkay would be the best artist to depict her beauty.
    They say that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder as is a persons interests in art.
    Tarkay leaves that to ones imagination in that he does not paint the faces on his ladies.
    I own four of his works of art and every person that sees them admires them. I also own 5 le Kinff but I do love Tarkay.

  • james smith
    Reply

    Tarkay I love the use of color truly a great artist

  • Robert Schiff
    Reply

    Tarkay – I really enjoy his use of color. His pictures are harmonious, flow well and are a delight to view.

  • Debra Benfer
    Reply

    I would choose Emile Bellet’s work of art. The title of this piece (in English) “In the Golden Sunset” captures the silent strength of a woman. My mom has been an endless amount of support in my life yet she is very humble about what she has done. This captures her essence wonderfully.

    Debra B.

  • John M
    Reply

    I would ask Emile Bellet to paint one of HIS faceless women of the world. His faceless woman could be anyone’s mother. And, his faceless woman could be looked at by any mother and she could identify with it. Mom has passed but I can see her in his portraits. All knowing, all wise and forever.

    • sandintoes
      Reply

      The choice between these artists is complicted..each has their own unique style and sense of glamour, but if one must choose, please make mine Emile Bellet!

  • Russ
    Reply

    Emile Bellett would capture the essence of my mother in a most unique and pristine, partially enigmatic form. His French influence and swaying imagery are a true comment on the mories of the adult woman. Ather wohonored to have her portrait immortalized via the brush of Emille.

  • Beverly U.
    Reply

    I would commission Linda Le Kinff to paint a portrait of my mother. Her style reflects the gracefulness and beauty of all women. The flower she is holding close to her heart reminds me of a mother’s love.

  • Anat
    Reply

    I would commission Linda Le Kinff , there is an air of ” attitude , the essence of “personality” in her subjects. The style is uncomplicated yet vibrant.

  • Debbie Miller
    Reply

    I would commission Tarkay because his paintings are full of bright, bold colors representing my mother’s energetic, enthusiastic personality. She also loves his work and has several examples of his work in her apartment.

  • Craig Levy
    Reply

    Wow – what a difficult choice. Each of these artists depict the natural bueaty of women. However, I would have to select Linda LeKinff.

    Having met Ms. LeKinff it is clear her inner beauty and identification with the female form is clearly depicted in her art. Additionally she somehow captures and evokes emotion in every piece. Her subjects appear to be beautiful both inside and out, just like my mom. Plus, my mom loves her cat as well.

  • Brenda Medler
    Reply

    I place the commission Emile Bellet. He is an amazing talent and works the female lines tremendously. I have had the pleasure of having a step-mom who has been a mom to me. Bellet would be able to capture the digntity that that age enhances. His use of vibrant colors would bring added joy to her life at a time when she is experiening some medical issues. I would love to be able to bring some joy to her by presenting this painting. The act of capturing certain moments forever should be in the hands of an artist with the passion of Bellet.

  • Victor Gorodischer
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    Linda Le Kinff has the incredible talent to depict in a woman exactly the finesse and sensitivity of what in my eyes represents the essence of femininity and motherhood. Having already Linda’s pictures in the walls of my house, makes me remember the beauty that I saw in my own mother.

  • Gail
    Reply

    Definately Emile Bellet because his women are always serenely beautiful and enjoying life. His works are a reminder to take time to bask in the sun and enoy life.

  • Dell T
    Reply

    I would like Like Le Kinff to paint my mother. I love the way she captures the essence beauty of women. That would show my mother carefree life now since we are all grown.

  • Paul S
    Reply

    I would choose Itzchak Tarkay to o a portrait of my mother. I would choose Tarkay because the style of the artist best depicts the way my mother lived; slightly heavy yet classy. That was my mom.

    However, given the chance, I would ask Liz Quizgard to paint the portrait. Ms. Quizgard’s work while usually shape based would demonstrate the talent that she really has. Being of the same build and social circle but in completely parts of the country, the 2 women are very much alike.

  • Charles E. Catron
    Reply

    Linda Le Kinff use of form and color. There’s lots of art and artist with talent, the question always: “Does her work talk to me?”. Mom always has.

  • Beverley Golden
    Reply

    Definitely Linda Le Kinff! I adore her whimsy and colour and personally have three of her pieces, which I was fortunate to purchase from Park West, when they came to Toronto.

    My mother just turned 95 in March and is as joyful and filled with life and pizzazz as the women that Linda paints in her work. My mother defies the myth that aging cannot be graceful and is still filled with love, life and passion. All qualities I see in Linda Le Kinff’s work. Happy Mother’s Day to all the women of the world!

  • Frank Russo
    Reply

    “Dans l’Or Du Couchant” by Emile Bellet would be the artist and painting I would commission to caputure the Essence of a young and vibrant women in her most individual and beautiful period of life. And to remember that , my Mother was and still is a vibrant, brillant and beautiful women who through her life has accomplished incredible things that transend visual beauty and make you appreciate a Mothers inner beauty. Timeless.

  • Daniel McCullough
    Reply

    Tarkay all the way. I could see my mom sitting there in one of Tarkays painting with a nice cup of tea and being very content with the hard but rewarding life she lived. She would be now in her mid 80’s if she was still on this earth.

  • James C
    Reply

    I would choose Emile Bellet to paint an image of my wife Sue, the mother of our two children, in this year of our 40th wedding anniversary (Ruby Anniversary) – since his work is timeless and ageless and captures the essence of feminity set in a glow of uplifting and vibrant colours. It would nicely complement our two recent Emile Bellet limited edition lithograph purchases on display in our bright seaside home.

  • donna wiest
    Reply

    I would be thrilled to give anyone of the three artists to my mother. I am fond of all three artists and have pieces in my own collection by all of them

  • Vicki
    Reply

    I would chose LeKinff. My mother is a very bright, spritual, cheerful person. She is also one of the most caring, sensitive people I have ever met. The artwork of LeKinff uses wonderful colors to remind of a bright cheerful person. The looking upward is in a spiritual nature. She is holding the flower so gently, just as my mother has tenderly cared for her four children over the years, and now her grandchildren. The painting leaves me feeling very warm and nurtured.

  • Dave P.
    Reply

    We purchased 4 Tarkays’ on our last cruise with Carnaval, along with a Peter Max, and several Thomas Kincaids, We’re giving those to our children to start their Art Collections. Although my mother passed away in 2006, I have plenty of pictures to remind me of her beauty, inside and out. It would be interesting to see him paint a person you know, to see how his style of painting would make her appear. THANX

  • Steve G
    Reply

    I would choose Tarkay. While I am a much bigger fan of Bellet, Tarkey captures the types of moods and settings that I picture my mother in. He does a wonderful job with some great colors and my mom loves red. In the examples above, the Cafe on the Pier is very close to something that represents my mom and depicts her relaxing by the window. Yes, I can definitely picture Tarkay painting my mom.
    Happy Mother’s Day to all moms out there.

  • Dr. Miriam Werner
    Reply

    If I were to commission an artist to paint my mothers picture and capture not only her exquisite beauty but her kind, wonderful heart, it would surely be Emile Bellet. His ingenious spectacular, faceless works of art
    portray magnificense in color, expression and imagination. There is always a moment in the day in which I can surely feel the love and sincerity of my Mothers face in his works of art.

  • Lisa Mann
    Reply

    I love the Linda Le Kinff, although I do love all the artists shown, owning 3 by Tarkay, 2 by Bellett and 1 by Le Kinff already. As an avid gardener I like the woman enjoying the flower in the Le Kinff and the use of the vibrant colors. It would be like bringing my garden indoors to enjoy, especially during our cold Manitoba winters.

  • Patricia Everman
    Reply

    I would commission Emile Bellet to paint my mother’s portait because he could be trusted to capture the beauty that my mother could protray no matter what the time or siy=tuation. She passed away at a young age but is always with me in the heart and memories laughing and playing yet serious and loving . Her beauty was true and glowing forever.

  • cindi w
    Reply

    i would choose tarkay the laid back simple style of relaxing in a comfy chair by the waterside waiting for the ships to anchor ,reminds me of a traditional mom

  • Merv C
    Reply

    I adore Linda Le Kinffs paintings I am the proud owner of one of her paintings ,I like her imagination and bright colours she use to express her thaughts ,Ihope iI win another one . Thanks

  • Debbie B
    Reply

    I would choose Tarkay. His portrail of women sitting and many time around a table would be a great depiction of my mother. She loves sitting at the kitchen table with her drink, coffee, water, etc. I also lover his detail and the many colors he uses.

  • John Goodwin
    Reply

    I would choose Linda Le Kinff because I like her loose use of line and color. Her work is very elegant and would make a very fitting tribute to my mother.

  • Roberto C. Zantua III
    Reply

    I will commission anyone of these three artists to honor my mother. Each one of them possess the unique ability of portraying women showing their beauty, grace and character. They all celebrate the women in our lives.

  • Denise G
    Reply

    I would choose Bellet to paint my mother. My mother has always been the invisible strength behind our family. The image of beauty, the soul of a poet and the fierceness of our protector, she has always remained faceless in the backround to let her children shine.

  • Ed Sandve
    Reply

    I would commission Emile Bellet to paint a portrait of my mom because of his unique style of painting faceless woman who embodies the essence of all woman. It would also go good with our other Emile Bellet painting in our living room.

  • Gloria Adams
    Reply

    Linda LeKinff did the best painting of my Mom or Mum. They are both in heaven and always look down upon myself and my husband. Linda appears to give the class look of a very special person, one’s Mom/Mum. As I think of both of them I can see how Linda brings them to life. As I look at the pictures above, I see Linda looking up into the skies and from that I see myself looking up at Mom & Mum as they watch over us here on earth. The gentleness of Linda’s strokes is very refreshing.
    Thanks for giving us a look from your eyes Linda!

  • Larry Seligman
    Reply

    I already own 6 LeKinff works

  • Donna D.
    Reply

    Definately Tarkay! My mom at 85 is still fashion bold and colorful, just like the wonderful ladies depicted in his art.

  • Marilyn DeVille
    Reply

    I loved my mother…Linda Le Kinff beautifully protrays the essence of the woman that my mother was.

  • Glenn Kunz
    Reply

    We have three of Emile Bellett’s works and my wife and I just love them. Because not only can you picture your mothers in them but any woman that you know that you hold in high esteme

  • Amanda
    Reply

    I would commission by Linda Le Kinff because I can see the life in the soul that emanates from inside of this woman. Her beauty shines from the inside and outwards toward her flawless skin. She looks up as she accepts who she is and the life that pumps inside of her. This is in essence my mother.

  • Samuel Donovan
    Reply

    My Mom is long since passed away, but if I had to pick one of these three fine artists for her portraiture, it would be Linda Le Kinff as her colors are brighter and more uplifting, which I think would be an appropriate mood to portray.

  • Ron Gould
    Reply

    I would commission Tarkai, because his work not only includes the woman as the point of focus, but the world around her, her love of flowers, outdoors, nature, art, and comfortable “antique” furnishings.

  • Connie C
    Reply

    I would chose Linda Le Kinff to paint my mother’s portait because her style & vivid use of color remind me of the loving & warm relationship I share with my mother. A mother/ daughter relationship is spiritual, as symbolized in this painting by the woman gazing skyward. The figure clutches a flower to he chest, which speaks to a woman’s ties to the earth through our creativity & nurturing. My mother and I bonded in the garden, and Ms. Le Kinff’s painting would be a treaured reminder of our sacred bond.

  • C.S. Lundy
    Reply

    I would choose Linda Le Kinff. Her subtle tones reflect a soft and elegant warmness that would bring out the simplicity of my mothers essence. My mother was with me when I received my first Le Kinff and fell in love with it.

  • JoAnn Colin
    Reply

    I would choose Tarkay to do a painting of my mom because I just love the way he uses bright and bold colors. My mom never had any artwork until we started to buy some and now she just loves it.She doesn’t know her artists but she does know what she likes.. I myself like the works of Tarkay the best… But out of the three choises, I do like the Bellet one … Thank you and we wish you all a wondergful Mothers Day..

  • Willem V
    Reply

    My choice would be Linda Le Kniff because I love her exotic faces, elegant shapes and daring splashes of color done in abstract style.

  • Tom W
    Reply

    I am enjoying the older woman that I see in the background of Linda Kinff’s painting. I haven’t seen any comments that have caught the subtle image that adds so much to this work of art. Very imaginable. Bravo to Linda.

  • RAYMOND FORKEL SR
    Reply

    how much do you think turkay loved his mother ,than always making paintings of women that all men love but he had a deep love for his parents for what they went through always love your mother !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Robert Wilder
    Reply

    Tarkay’s dispection of women continually reminds me of my late mother as a result of Tarkays dispiction of old fashion hair styles, clothing styles and colors, and physical settings. I have previously acquired 8 Tarkay’s over the years and have shared two of them with my Daughter and Mom’s Granddaughter. I have a room in my home where all my Tarkay’s are displayed and I am looking forward to acquiring future Tarkay works.

  • Mary creger
    Reply

    I would commission Emile bellet because his work is always filled with light and sun, a trait my mother seems to share.

  • KarenS
    Reply

    I would pick Emile Bellet to commission a piece of art for my Mom. My Mom likes Bellet’s works of art. I think it is the look of femininity depicted, without being too specific with facial feature recognition, she admires.

  • Dave N.
    Reply

    I would commission Bellet. His works seem to express the women in unique ways without the facial expressions normally shown. The works show the female as a loving and sensual being.

  • Jeanine Demers
    Reply

    I would chose Emile Bellet to paint my Mother’s portrait. Any woman can look at a Bellet and identify with the female figure. They are faceless and can be anywoman. The figures are timeless as my mother seemed timeless. I love his use of light and color. I must as I own four of his works and I would love to have a fifth that I could see as representing my dear departed mother.

  • Cindy Zemeckis
    Reply

    I would commission Emile Bellet to capture the image of my mother in a painting. I appreciate his use of color, it could be so soft at times and then so powerfully bold in others. This reminds me of my mother who is my definition of both tenderness and strength. To me, the timeless female figure Bellet uses, reminds me of the beauties I appreciate in my mother as they have grown and deepened over time.

  • David Elms
    Reply

    We already have a framed print of Itzechak Tarkay and one from Emile Bellet of which we love both, so one from Linda Le Kinff would round out our collection of contemporary artists.

  • Melanie savoy
    Reply

    I would pick tarkay to paint my mom, because it has a more classic motherly tone

  • KC P.
    Reply

    I would have to choose Itzchak Tarkay. Yes, my mom wears blue eyeshadow, ha ha. I love his work, his women are so elegant & so is my mother. My mom wouldn’t be caught dead w/out her face on or jewelry, very tasteful, so I think this would be a great match

  • Cindy Curtis
    Reply

    I have bought Tarkay just this past year, love his style. But if I had to choose today, I would pick Kinff for the vibrancy of the colors she uses. This would be especially helpful for my mother as her eyesight isn’t as keen as it once was. Thank you for offering this opportunity.

  • Bev Kauffman
    Reply

    I would commission Linda Le Kinff for my Mom if she were still with us.
    The last months of her life she spent hours sitting with the cat on her lap looking up and talking to her sisters and my dad who had been gone many years. KeKinff’s “Douceur” is so my Mom with the bright vibrant colors, &
    totally unware that there are others around her.

  • Maralyn Hauer
    Reply

    I would choose Itzchak Tarkay for to paint mother if she were still alive. My mother would feel right at home in the shape of Tarkay’s women, in their languid poses and the social, soft surroundings in his paintings.

  • Alison M.
    Reply

    I would choose Tarkay because despite the contemporary use of line and color, the women and their surroundings have a classic (1930’s, 1940’s) feel to them and would best represent my mother who was in her teens and twenties during that time.

  • Jeff Fenton
    Reply

    I would choose Linda Kinff for the colors and regal look of her take on woman. On a cruise I took with my mother and dad about 4 years ago, my parents participated in the newlywed game (married 60 years). I was approached many times by many people saying my mother carried herself like a queen. She is now in advancing stages of dimentia, yet with help able to live on her own. She would love the colors, the look and the beauty of the portrait would stay in her memory longer. Thank you so much for the contest and for asking.

  • Gary Spurrell
    Reply

    I would commission any of these three great artists, but if I had to pick one then I would pick Linda Le Kinff. I love the lines and the flow of color that she uses in the piece shown here. The colors are vivid and bright. The piece is simply beautiful. My mom has past on ,but if she we here I am sure that she would enjoy these piece of art work.

  • Bobbi H
    Reply

    I feel that it should be Bellet because he is able to portray the essence of a woman. The fine lines and the beauty of the shape without the need for alot of other items in the painting. Also with his work you can imagine any womans face because it is a blank canvas

  • cindy swistak
    Reply

    I would love the artist to be Linda Le Kniff! Her colors and style just capture women in such a natural and beautiful manner!

  • Bob Burney
    Reply

    I would certainly commission Linda Le Kniff. Having met Linda, her personality (although french) appears to be very much like my 89 year old mother. Both have accepted and enjoy life and are genuinly friends to all that they meet. Should the world be as nice and peacefull as thise two ladies.

  • Evan Zimmerman
    Reply

    I would commission Mr. Tarkay to paint my mom because his paintings of his mother who was a holocaust survivor remind me of my grandma who was also a survivor and because of this every time I would look at a painting that he did of my mom it would also bring back memories of my grandma who I also loved so much.

  • David C
    Reply

    I think my choice would have to be Tarkay. I love the colors and lines and simplicity. That is my dear Mother, colorful, yet simple, never wanted to be flashy, but still loves elegance. You can be elegant and smart, and beautiful and still be down to earth and be able to touch others.
    David C

  • Richard A
    Reply

    I would love to commission Linda Le Kinff for her soft & clean use of colors that blend together for concise projections of feelings and emotions in the appearance of her works. She defines her art in expression of what is beautiful, as well as appealing, and significantly above the ordinary.

  • Colin Tan
    Reply

    I would commision Emile Bellet to do a portrait of my Mum as he conveys the best qualities I have always seen in Her; her strength, fun loving and most of all beauty. In rich pastels and flowing lines, he captures her essence with simple lines and form. Without pretensions or airs, his figures of women are both timeless and based on the very person you wish the image to portray. If you could see with your heart, you would find that his depiction of the female form is universal and personal in a heartbeat. Such a portrait will be more than just a reminder of her qualities, it would be a testimony of her place in our lives always there, never shouting for attention but ever the very essence of woman, caregiver and friend.

  • Christina P
    Reply

    I would select Tarkay as this poarticular picture reminds me of the many times that my Mother took us to visit my Grandmother. My Grandmother, was usually sitting in her chair in the family room next to the window when we visited on Mother’s Day, her birthday, holidays or if my Mother was just stopping by to visit her Mother-in-law.

  • Mathias,M
    Reply

    I would commission Emile Bellet to do my mother. Her beautiful, yet simply paintings of the women he does so reminds me of my late mother.
    She seems to bring out the beauty and the strength of a woman.

  • Maggie C.
    Reply

    I would love to see my mother painted by Bellet. Her work is soft and warm, very much like my mother.

    • Tyra G
      Reply

      I would have Emile Bellet . . . . so that all who gaze upon it would share my view and see their monther too.

  • Barbara Hayes
    Reply

    I would love to have a Tarkay portrait done for the personality that is captured in the face and the reality of the subject that is portrayed in the background.

  • Alma M
    Reply

    I would commission Emile Bellet because Emile would be able to capture my mom’s beauty and strength. Emile’s paintings are beautiful and timeless. They are full of color, beauty, strength, and elegance and this is exactly what my mom is.

  • Ryan A.
    Reply

    I would definitely commission Linda Le Kinff. There is both a strength and softness to her work. My mom is a career woman and has taught me how to be a strong, confident women who isn’t afraid to pursue her dreams. And yet she has always been the perfect confidant and support system. My mom is really my hero.

  • June C
    Reply

    I would choose Tarkay because he is my favorite artist. I have collected both oils and watercolors. My favorite is the beautiful watercolors he mixes. I can’t wait for another!

  • Lydia B.
    Reply

    My mother loves Linda Le Kinff ‘s “Aurore” which I gave her on her 85th
    birthday. …It has the radiance , colors and lines that exude joy…To have her portrait done by her ‘favorite’ will just be such a glorious experience!!!

  • Dawn Henderson
    Reply

    I would have to say Emile Bellett reminds me of my Mom the most. His warm and vivid colors. My Mom is warm and very vivid when it comes to life. She doesn’t hold back on anything in life. I feel that Emile Bellett paintings express true essence of a woman.

  • ARTURO ABAROA
    Reply

    EMILLE BELLET WOULD BE MY CHOICE,BECAUSE A MOTHER’S LOVE
    HAS NO EYES.IT DOES NOT JUDGE BECAUSE IT IS BLIND.THAT IS WHY NO ONE WILL EVER LOVE US AS MUCH AS OUR MOTHER.
    ARTURO ABAROA

  • Keith Whitbeck
    Reply

    Linda Le Kinff: I really get my mind involved in her work and am almost realizing the smell of the flower in her hand. She excites one and offers a refreshing new style of expression which ignites your imagination and captivates your interest. She is really one of a kind.

  • robyn johnson-bregman
    Reply

    I would choose Tarkay to make a picture of my mother. I like how he uses color and makes all the women beautiful. My mom is beautiful and full of color just like the women from Tarkay’s paintings

  • Gary & Ellen
    Reply

    Emile would have to be the one for us. His use of simple composition and basic colors are still so bold it draws as much attention as any piece with multiudes of color and complex themes. His works show the strength, and delicateness at the same time. The works show the surene beauty in all women. To see our Mom portraid by this Master Artist would be nothing short of the Family Mona Lisa.

  • Jean Thompson
    Reply

    I would select Tarkay. He would be able to capture the spirit of my mother whether she is sad or happy

  • Ron B
    Reply

    I would have Linda Le Kinff commission a work of art depicting my mother. Both have many layers of depth that an artist tries to show and relationships try to understand. What an honor and a gift to have a work of art for my mother. Thanks for the possibility.

  • A. Solomon
    Reply

    I would commission Linda Le Kinff to paint my mother’s portrait because her bright colors will definitely get my mother’s attention. My mother is a strong, spiritual, loving and caring Caribbean woman and
    will appreciate Kinff’s painting because of the energy it displays. My mother can admire the Artist’s colorful painting from a vantage point, while sitting in her rocking chair with a bright smile on her face. This will definitely provide my mother with lots of memories of her home town Anguilla and her garden which she enjoys on a daily basis.

  • Lisa B.
    Reply

    I choose Emile. Why? Because my mother is so beautiful inside and out. Her beauty would be obvious without her facail features in the painting.

  • Joe L smith
    Reply

    I would choose Tarkay .

  • Beth Z.
    Reply

    I love the way Tarkay captures the face and attitude without being detailed. The body shape and language speaks volumes!! I would love to have another one of his works. His women in his paintings are so vibrant!

  • Tom Tesla
    Reply

    My mother is a woman who loves life and at 85 she takes vacations and enjoys her life. Her favorite song is “Idid it my way” She looks at the paintings we have in our home and smiles when she sees them. I would love for her to have one in her home to look at and think of her good times.

  • Mary Robison
    Reply

    I would chose Emile Bellet…because this is my mom’s favorite artist. She thinks that the women in these lithographs are beautiful…not really because of what they are wearing or the expression on their faces (since they do not show the faces)…but it seems that these women have an inner beauty. I do think that my mom is beautiful on the outside…but mostly she is beautiful on the inside and I love her very much!!!

  • Karen H
    Reply

    I would commission Linda Le Kinff because we have several of her paintings, thanks to Park West, and my mother admires her work.

  • Howard Stirk
    Reply

    I would definateluy choose Linda Le Kinff.. I love the whimsical nature of her work and her use of vibrant colors. She catches the essence of women in her portraits.

  • Elizabeth B
    Reply

    I would commission Emile Bellet to capture her essence. His work is very bright and would capture the timeless beauty of my mother.

  • Gene P
    Reply

    When I looked at the painting by Linda Le Kinff, it reminded me of my Mom even though she was not the model. The simplicity of the lines of color captured the sweetness of love Mom shared with me and my siblings. The holding of the flower sheltering us as we blossom into the person we are today. Mom collects angels and the upward look ensures me of her angelic future. It does not matter if this entry is a winner or not. Linda Le Kinff has already captured the essence of my Mom in “Douceur”.

  • Luis Lugo
    Reply

    Any of the three, but I would choose Linda Le Kinff.
    It is extraordinary how little ordinary things are full of color and rhythm and sometimes it makes you feel that you want to be part of this magical passion.
    My mom loves to appreciate the simple pleasures of life and Linda in her painting and scenes there are magical moments.

  • Linda H.
    Reply

    Itzchak Tarkay of course, as he captures the gold within a woman’s heart with every stoke of his brush and my mom has a “Heart of Gold”, she grows more precious with each year I age, and I value her immensly!

  • Richard C.
    Reply

    Tarkay because Mama loves Blue Flowers !!!

    “Blue FLower Love” Love a da Blue Flower”

  • JennH
    Reply

    If I could commission Ballet to do my mothers portrait, it would have to include myself somewhere in it, as I have just found out we are expecting a baby! love his femine mother earth feeling when i gase on his art. It brings me back to peace when i am lacking, and inspires a creative influence just like my mother use to as a child.

  • Merryn Oliveira
    Reply

    Bellet, because he is so good at painting the universal woman, and when I met him at a Park West event he was so kind and humble – you get the sense of greatness with a kind a gentle person who I know would take great care to depict my mother and her true self.

  • JORDAN D. JOHNSON JR.
    Reply

    Tarkay
    Geart color and strokes!

  • larry h
    Reply

    this is a very hard choice. all three are great artists that my wife and i have orginals in our collection. since my mother passed in ’83 and my mother-in-law in’89 a long time before we started collecting art this would be a very hard choice. my mom was a southern girl who was a wave in ww2 and lived a simple life and my mother-in-law was an italian who put 2 brother thru medical school and never regretted it and both raised th love art in any form. if i win then my wife and i have a hard choice to make

  • Barbara Ray
    Reply

    Bellet because I love his work. He makes you proud to be female.

  • kim
    Reply

    I would be honored for any one of these artists to paint any of the women in my family who are mothers…for reasons to numerous to to post!

  • Clarence H
    Reply

    I would choose Tarkay. My mother is elderly, and I think Tarkay could capture her true inner beauty and warmth with his use of color.

  • April G
    Reply

    If I would I would choose Linda Le Kinff. Linda’s use of color puts life into her works. My mother is 86 years young and has so much life in her.

  • Donald D
    Reply

    It would have to be Linda Le Kinff, hands down. She has such a way with colors that just bring everything, she does, to life. I have always admired her work eventhough I do not, at this point, have any of her paintings.

  • Celia J
    Reply

    I would choose Emile Bellet. I like this choice of colors and the lights and darks that grab you in a soothing way. I really have enjoyed see these pieces in the past and I feel it would be quite amazing to see my mother portrayed as one of those colorfully elegant silhouettes.

  • Joseph N.
    Reply

    I would comission Emille Bellet. Because my mother to me is the the best mother in the world. Emille Bellet doesn’t put faces on his portraits because he wants you every woman to see them self like that painting. And I beleive that every woman should try to be like my mom.

  • Diana A.W.
    Reply

    Definitely a hard choice, but I believe I will choose Le Kinff. Her use of bold colors that blend and meld together remind me of the many facets of my mother’s persona. Le Kinff’s uses large areas of color that bump up against each other without offending. And when gazing at the subjects, there is happiness.

  • Jeffrey Schufreider
    Reply

    Linda Le Kinff. My mother fits the personality of some of the models. Fun, daring, abstract, a bit of whimsy, and colorful. My mom loved flowers and I will always, always remember her gracious manor.

  • sharon shakespeare
    Reply

    I would have Linda Le Kinff commission a work of art depicting my mother as the style is rich in colour and texture , a bit like my mums personality

  • Joanne R.
    Reply

    I would commission Itzchak Tarkay to paint my mother because “he believes in beauty”. He admires not only the physical side of beauty, but the inner beauty that all women have and captures that in his artwork that is created “the old fashioned way”. “He understand the sacred depths of a woman” which I question over and over again, how does he know that? He seems to understand how women have that intuition, how we understand, without words spoken, how another woman is feeling, thinking, or what mood she is in. Most of his painting portray women sitting together, enjoying each others company, providing comfort. Art emits an emotion and I think Tarkay does this brilliantly.

  • jim pruitt
    Reply

    I would choose Emile Bellett to record this elegant piece of my history. Mothers are the centerpiece of the universe and as such should be painted in the best images an artist can imagine. Bellett’s love of the subject is for any mother anywhere.

  • Marlene
    Reply

    I would choose Linda Le Kinff depicting the girl with the flower, as that was the last gift I gave my mother…..a flower ….as she passed away a week before her 97th birthday. This picture shows a daughter offering up one last flower to her mom in heaven.

  • Graham Harding
    Reply

    Either Linda Le Kinff or Emile Bellet would be just
    wonderful for my mother, for Mothers Day

  • Malcolm Edwards
    Reply

    If you could commission any of these three contemporary artists to paint my mother’s portrait, i would choose Itzchak Tarkay to capture my mother’s essence with his unique painting style, comporsition and to depict the her female figure as a prominent subject in his artwork.
    Malcolm E

  • Frank W
    Reply

    Linda Le Kinff because I thiink my Mother would have liked this artist the best.

  • Phil McCurdy
    Reply

    It would have to be Kniff my mother loves the four My wife and I allready own she is our favorite artist and plan to buy many more of her works, but my mother can not afford to buy so to win one would blow her mind.
    Thanks Phil

  • Linda Matwick
    Reply

    It has to be Le Kinff, the way she shows emotion with nature and beauty. My mother is unique with many secrets and a portrait by Linda would keep the mystery by showing the inner light.

  • Woodson Samuel
    Reply

    Tarkay would offer a well balanced work that is very tasteful and would place my mother in a background that most complements here spirit and embodiment. He has great balance of colors and depth to get my vote.

  • Rudolf Schmid
    Reply

    I would choose Linda le Kinff, because my mother has loved
    blue flowers

  • Margaret A
    Reply

    Emile Bellet – I think that these paintings portray the outer and inner beauty of a woman. Everytime I see one of these paintings I can feel a flutter in my heart. They make me smile. I would be honored and amazed to see my mother portrayed in such a subtle and serene setting. I think it is absolutely beautiful to have the woman be the focus of any painting, but I think Emile Bellet does an absolutely exquisite job.

  • Astrid van Helden
    Reply

    I would love to have Itzchak Tarkay make a painting of my mom, because mum mother is very special of course, like the paintings of Itzchak Tarkay. Also her face is a perfect face to take part in an Itzchak Tarkay-painting. I allready have three paintings of Itzchak Tarkay. One of them is a painting of two women drinking thee and everytime me an my mum are drinking thee, my mum says; “That’s us in the painting”. It would mean the world to me ( and for her too, I know for sure) to have that quote of her come true.

  • Karen Rose Love
    Reply

    What an enchanting Mother’s Day idea!
    I personally would commission my very favorite artist, Linda LeKinff. Her talents could only beautify my mother’s portrait along with myself, daughter and eldest granddaughter. Having a 4 generation portrait has been my special dream ever since I became a grandmother myself. Unfortunately Nana passed away 4 years ago and now, only an artist could fulfill my dream-come-true in her own magical way (including a photograph) on canvass. We have no problem sitting for Linda…… in Paris! (This, too, is but a dream)

  • Martha loyd
    Reply

    I vote le kniff

  • Roberto C. Zantua III
    Reply

    All three artist have the ability to glorify women. Any one of them will be able to portray anybody’s mother perfectly.

  • John Williams
    Reply

    I would opt for Bellet. The women he puts on canvas are dignified, mysterious, strong, and colorfully vibrant. My mother is 90 but he would do amazing things with her earlier portraits. I have several of his paintings now and would think my mother would be the cherry on top. I appreciate Park West and the efforts to make these artists a household name.

  • Kimberly S.
    Reply

    It would have to be Tarkay. He shows the inner beauty by bringing the inside out. Most women don’t have the perfect bodies that are often used in paintings. My mother always sits in a chair by a window and that reminds me so much of her.

  • Thomas
    Reply

    Linda Le Kinff hands down.
    There’s an essence to her work capturing beuaty & simplicity

  • DR MD JORDAN
    Reply

    Love the bright colors and balance the pictures have. The colors are bold and soft giving it a velvet texture.

  • Bradford Mackey
    Reply

    Definitely would want to work with Tarkay. We own several of his works and the way he presents his subjects shows an ambivalent, detatched nature.

  • Dolores I
    Reply

    I would definetly select Linda Kniff to commission a portrait of my mother. I appreciate her elegant portrayal of women. Her works show a romantic side. The beauty of her work is dignified and can be appreciated by all ages.

  • DR MD JORDAN
    Reply

    I choose Linda Lekinff.

  • Donald Cantrall
    Reply

    I would like to have tarkay paint my mother, because he shows the true beauty of the Perfect mother.He does an excelent justice to the female form. My wife and I love his work.

  • Rosemary dickerson
    Reply

    I am sure it would be Linda lr kinff

  • Dolores Huyghebaert
    Reply

    I would commision Emile Bellet.I love his work,he is so insperational and portraits the beauty in women.I have three of his beautifull works of Art and my mother would be honored to have one hung up in my home as a rememberance of the beautifull women she was.We lost her three years ago and still love her so much.

  • Aristona
    Reply

    I like Emille Bellet. He can make any woman look so exotic, elegant and
    very graceful. I like his style very much.

  • Aristona
    Reply

    I love all of them. They all use bright and vibrant colors. But since I already
    got Tarkay and Le Kinff from Park West, I’d like Emile Bellet this time.
    He surely knows how to paint women to make them look so beautiful and
    elegant. Great artist!

  • Gary R.
    Reply

    Linda LeKinff would bring out the true aura of my gracious mother.

  • Dolores Huyghebaert
    Reply

    Mt choice would be Emile BELLET.His work is so inspiring,so elegand and portraits the beauty in women.I would love it in my home as a remeberance of my Mother who was a beatifull women,we lost her three years ago.
    She would be proud to know that I would honor her that way.
    Thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest

  • Lora Davis
    Reply

    I would definitely choose Linda Le Kinff. I have purchased so many of her serigraphs from you as well as Tarkay and her colors just pop off the page. I think she could definitely capture my beautiful mother’s personality in her work.

  • Bob Fischer
    Reply

    All of these artists capture the pure essence of the woman. Owning any of them would be an excellent addition to our collection. However, the request is to select only one. Since we already own 4 Bellet’s, our choice would be to begin a new collection of Itzchak Tarkay.
    Bob F

  • Mary Brown
    Reply

    I Would commission Itzchak Tarkay. You can see the sofe inner beauty in the way he portray the women in his paintings. Thats the way I would like to see my mother, at peace.

  • Amy B
    Reply

    The Tarkay, because she is a huge fan of Tarkay’s paintings and already has several hanging in her home and office. She would aboslutely be overjoyed to have her portrait painted by Itzcak Tarkay.

  • Hugo M. Jordan
    Reply

    I have a Tarkey that I got in the auctions at sea, it is called the
    Little Round Table, and we would like for Mother’s any other
    Tarkey that is not the Little Round Table, thanks, the one that
    is in your page shown, it is lovely,

  • Lou Tardona Jr
    Reply

    I would have to pick Linda Le Kinff. Mainly because of the vibrance of the colors she uses to depict the beauty of a woman. My mother Eunice is a 77 year old women with the energy and vibrance of a 45 year old. Her smile emanates the colors of the rainbow every time she smiles and that is almost all the time. Le Kinff, usually has a small animal (usually a cat) that is always right behind her woman that to me shows the togetherness of the two, and my mother has her little dog at her side at all times. I purchased a Tarkay for her a couple of years ago, and know that a Le kinff would brighten her smile even more.

  • mark S
    Reply

    Tarkay…………………Tarkay…………………..Great color! great Artist!……..

  • marie r.
    Reply

    I would commission Tarkay as the women looks more real and not a dreamy . It took me 24 years to become mother and i only got one shot when I wanted dozens. This piece of art shows my morning in my comfortable chair next to my round antique table with flowers . This would be a picture of me if not for the sea. Twice I lived by the sea and twice I had to move due to circumstances and this painting would capture it all again.
    My husband and son are my real mother’s day gift but this would be a really nice surprise.

  • Michael Southerland
    Reply

    I would like Emile Bellet to paint a picture for me.

  • Anita Burke
    Reply

    We have loved all our purchases through P.W. at sea. Linda Le Kniff looks most like someone to paint my mother. My mom was feisty; Le Kniffs colors. The subject looks up; my Mom always looked ahead. The artist even captured Moms love of flowers. I HAVE to win the Linda Le Kniff for my Mom who’s been gone now for ten years. What a keepsake to have. We really miss being able to purchase art at sea now that P.W. has left our favorite ships – Royal Caribbean. Seems like a big hole in the trip. Thanks to you at PW, we now have a beautiful library of paintings in our home.

  • kukkumol
    Reply

    The Miracle of Life nurtured by a woman who gave us love and sacrifice…MOTHER
    Happy Mothers Day!!

  • Lynne Baumeister
    Reply

    Tarkay, of course, the ladies are always relaxing and enjoying life

  • Phil K
    Reply

    It would be Bellet, as his figures can represent all the mothers of the world as his faceless images portray beauty and grace, a quality all mothers of the world possess.

  • Anita Burke
    Reply

    The artist who most reminds me of my mother is Linda Le Kniff. She paints in vibrant colors which reminds me that my Mom was a feisty farm girl. Linda has the subject looking up which fits my Mom to a “T” because Mom was always looking ahead and not behind. The artist even got Mom’s hobby correct by painting a flower in the picture. Mom loved flowers and grew them and vegetable gardens. I would be honored and excited to have this piece of art in my house reminding me of my Mom. Thanks to Park West, we have a nice collection of art in our home. We miss having the auctions at sea when we are cruising like we used to on Royal Caribbean. We hope you come back.

  • Jennie Wright
    Reply

    It would have to be Tarkay. I have several of his works hanging in my home and love the curves, colors and form he uses.

  • Michael S Jeter II
    Reply

    Definitely Emile Bellet.. Love the elegance and strength of her work.. I also love the fact that there are no facial features which allow her work to apply to all women.

  • Harry Borders
    Reply

    Linda Le Kinff due to her vibrant colors, simplistic serene style and the cat!

  • Mark R.
    Reply

    I would like it in the Tarkay style. We have a number of his works in our home already and having one of his done personally would be the perfect fit.

  • Dave W.
    Reply

    I would choose Tarkay. I like his capture of women in his art. My mother, relaxing with tea, talking with friends seems to be an appropriate scene.

  • Lynn R.
    Reply

    A Lady With Grase And Eleganec.

  • Marcia Berkemeier
    Reply

    I would choose Linda Le Kiniff. My husband and I bought one of her works from you a year ago and it looks beautiful in our home. This particular work of art captures what Mothers day is all about. Beautiful Mothers .

  • Peggy Stodgel
    Reply

    I would choose a Ballet. I had the opporunity to purchase some of his works on a cruise.I was so taken back by the color and expressionless faces that could be anyone,I had to have them.

  • Tarkay
    Reply

    Love by the Sea theme, so peaceful, as all his paintings are.

  • Lorraine Sadler
    Reply

    Linda Le Kniff: She paints with vibrant colors. I love that she is looking up and holding flowers. Not only does that remind me of my mother but of all the mothers in the world.

  • Steve M.
    Reply

    I would chose the Emile Bellet. I first saw his work on a cruise and could not take my eyes away from the images I saw. I purchased two prints! I love the mystery and ethereal qualities of Bellet’s work. This would be a perfect addition to the family’s collection!

  • Elena Fuentes
    Reply

    Bellet would be the one that would, in my mind, capture the simplicity and beauty of the way I remember my mother. Such grace in the simple movements and actions.

  • CHARLES
    Reply

    Tarkay’s women express meaning without words. They recline at ease to call all to peace; those who yearn for it. A hint of her smile is all one needs. –C

  • Mary Bontekoe
    Reply

    ‘Cafe on the Pier’ by Itzchak Tarkay would be my choice to give to any mother on her special day. My mother died sevewral years ago. However in seeing the Tarkay work, a wonderful memory of her comes to mind. My mother was in love with the color red. I’ve inherited that same passion and her Medallion Red Poppy Trail dinner ware. How splendid it would be to serve my guests a dinner on my mother’s bright red dishes while Tarkay’s Lady in Red is smiling down on us from the Cafe on the Pier. PS: We learned to appreciate Tarkay’s work on our 2010 fall trans-Atlantic cruise on the Norwegian Gem. We attended several art seminars as we sailed our way across the Atlantic Ocean to New York.

  • Christie M
    Reply

    I would choose Bellet. My mom is a very strong person who has been through a lot in her life When I look at Bellet’s artwork I feel they personify strong women. The bright colors and no face reveals a woman who is strong but may have something hidden behind her persona. Bellet could definitely do my mom justice by truly showing her inner personality.

  • Deb Christensen
    Reply

    All are fabulous artists. I would choose Linda Le Kniff to do my mom’s portrait. Le Kniff’s compositions makes me contimplate about the portrait. Is the woman sitting and waiting for a lover or is she thinking about some secret someone has told her. Le Kniff is so able to put thought into each of her works of art and I so enjoy that aspect. I feel that Le kniff’s use of color and imagery would perfectly capture the essence of my mother’s personality.

  • Lucien N
    Reply

    Emile Bellet,

    His work is subtile and leave room to add your own imaginantion to the painting to “see” what you want to see.

    Great artist.

  • Linda PN
    Reply

    Linda Le Kinff
    Beautiful and harmonized lines throughout painting like necklines,long hairlines, lines over shoulders and hands show her longings something may be her mother who is in Heaven now. Her red lips depicts her love to her mom.

  • Tim Froemming
    Reply

    I would choose Tarkay.

  • Myron H
    Reply

    Itzchak Tarkay would be my choice even though all these artist are fabulous presenters of the female, i would pick Tarkay who seems to present a feeling of the past fixed in his work with the usual checkerboard design. It feels like a hold on the past is locked in the picture, and the past is what i remember of my mother most strongly.

  • Gerald Yost5
    Reply

    My mother is an inspiration in everything I do. Linda catptures the individule uniqueness of the women she paints and I believe she would create a portrait equal to the aura that contains the essence ofthis most perfect woman

  • Lori R.
    Reply

    I would choose Tarkay. I love the way he portrays his women as beautiful, mysterious, sexy creatures.

  • Alan C.
    Reply

    I would pick Itzchak Tarkay.

  • Joseph Mazzella
    Reply

    My choose is Bellet. His dreamlike feelings is what my mother would do in between taking care of my brother during the years of his illness. When she able to enjoy her life, illness hit her where her mobility is gone. But with all this she still has that imaginary mind that puts her in that place when she needs to be. Happy Mothers Day Mom!

  • Pam J.
    Reply

    I would choose Linda LeKinff. Her art shows so much expression! She really captures the emotion of the women she depicts.

  • Armineh (Abbey) Hacobian
    Reply

    Beauty, grace, elegance, movement of color are what I immediately see in Linda Kinff’s paintings. When I look at her paintings I hear music in my mind and I feel energized. Her style would capture the essence of my mother the best. Although Emile Bellet choice of paintings is what I would like to see on my wall, but it would not have captured the extreme active nature of my mom.

  • Deborah E
    Reply

    Park West,

    I love all of these artists, but would choose the wonderful Itzchak Tarkay. My mother has a sadness about her that is not understood by most people. I believe that Itzchak Tarkay is a painter that could see deep into the soul and portray that on canvas.

    With his gift of art, he is able to express what cannot be expressed.

    -Deborah E

  • paulette prather
    Reply

    I would choose linda le kniff…..I love her vibrant colors, her delicate facial lines….her subject matter….not only Human , but also anamial … she
    brings out elegance, grace, love , . serenity and joy in all her paintings, a nd leaves her audiance feeling at peace.

  • Sue B
    Reply

    I would choose Itzchak Tarkay… for many reasons. First, he is my favorite artist and my walls are full of Tarkay’s work collected from park West Galleries. Further, the particular Tarkay pictured here “Cafe on the Pier”, could already be a portrait of my mother. It reminds me of the last 5 years of my mother’s life… sitting in a large fan chair by the sea. My mother had moved to California near the ocean at 80 years old… and had set a large fan chair and small table in front of her large picture window with a view of the sea in the background. I used to call it “her office”. She would read and enjoy the view in that very chair. She was very happy there, and as content as the woman pictured in this work. If I were to ask the artist to paint a portrait of my mother…. I would capture her essence just like in this work. Tarkay as an artist is brilliant … brilliant use of color, form and choice of subjects and scenes. I enjoy his work every time I walk into my home.

  • Ted Indelicato
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    Linda Le Kinff would be my choice . While all three are talented artists, Tarkay’s style features older women mostly plump sagging breasts While the art work is great, my mother would have a heart attack to be portrayed with a round bottom and saggy breasts. Belet is one of my favorite artests and I own many of his works his woman donot have a face so that they could be any woman. while this is also great for appreciating the art and picturing whomever you want as the subject this is to be a picture of my mother a specific woman.
    Linda Le Kinff paints peautyful women in a colorful manner and tends to bring the subject to life . I believe that the the question was who could best capture the essence of my mother she I feel would do the best job as the subject will be tastefully and colorfully depicted with a face and while I love Belet’s work and admire the fact that his pieces donot have a face so that it can be anywoman my mother has a face which needs to be captured and she doesnot have sagging breasts and a round bottom so no chance for her to be insulted.

  • Elizabeth Sangiuliano
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    I would choose Tarkay. I love his style and use of color. I have a collection of his paintings and have also given a couple to my daughters. I am looking forward to my next auction aboard ship in the fall.

  • Pam G.
    Reply

    I would choose Tarkay to depict my mother. I love the beautiful and vibrant color combinations in his paintings. You can’t help but feel alive when you view his work.

  • Megan W.
    Reply

    I would choose Emile Bellet because his female figures have a strong presence and feeling of independence like my mom. His work is simplistic, yet still captures vibrant color and motion. I think that the women in his work reflect a modern day woman who is beautiful, strong, and graceful. My mother mirrors this simplistic beauty and grace.

  • dsjohns65@yahoo.com
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    The three artist are so gifted. I love Linda Le Kniff ‘s work. Linda’s pictures are so special and very beautiful. I think any mother would be so happy to have one of her art works. She has a God given talent and knows how to use it in a way that that is colorful and elegant.

  • Mark Steiger
    Reply

    I would like the Emile Bellet print if I win.

  • Martha R. Jordan
    Reply

    The Tarkey that we obtained in the Cruise to Panama Canal is
    just a beauty, we have it in our bedroom and matches other
    paintings of ladies that we also have there done by other
    painters.

  • Ronald Mason
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    I have prints of all three arists and can see my Mom in all. Linda Le Kinff is also one that depicts my Mom as an elegant woman daring to take chances in life. Linda’s prints also show the love and caring a woman ,just like my Mom , has the ability to share with others. They also show a confident and well balanced woman. Thanks Mom

  • Gail Forder
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    I would definately choose by Emile Bellet because his work reflects the subtle beauty of a moment that transends time, and that could be one of many moments I remember for my mother. Of cause Emile would have to be an angel to catch a live moment now, since she has passed. She is remmbered as one who love to be with her family, and things she loved as i do. I chose Emile’s art for my collection for his depiction of real life.

  • Noah G.
    Reply

    Definitely Itzchak Tarkay! His colors and crazy style would most accurately display my mothers flamboyant personality and unpredictable behavior.

  • Susie Thomas
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    I would chose Emile Bellet because his paintings remind me of a woman who is fully woman but choses to be anonymous. My mother is that way. She is beautiful because of what she gives to others. Her identity is not on the forefront but her love and heart for others is.

  • Martha Schultz
    Reply

    Emile Bellet definitely. The serenity & feminity of the Universal Woman remind me so much of my mother.

  • Karen K.
    Reply

    Itzchak Tarkay would best depict my mother. His use of color and attention to detail, especially when setting a beautiful table for friends to gather around reminds me of the many quiet celebrations of friends and family where mother would not spare any time or expense to make sure a wonderfully colorful table was set to make whatever occasion exceptionally special! I have collected many of Tarkay’s works and he is not afraid to use bright vivid reds, blues, oranges, greens……A true celebration of color……A true celebration of life…… That is my mother!

  • K. Niino
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    I would choose Emile Bellet to portray my mother. His use of color and light accentuate and highlight feminine qualities. His lack of facial features allow “any woman” to be placed in the painting. The way Bellet centers his figures in the paintings makes them the most prominent feature…and that is exactly what a Mom is.

  • Kelly
    Reply

    I love all these Artist’s work. I have a Linda Le Kinff that I already associate with my Mother, that passed away 3 years ago. I would probably commission Emile Bellet for my Mother-in-law, the very special woman that she is.

  • J Lewis
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    I would choose Itzchak Tarkay to paint a portrait of my mother because I enjoy the whimsical but distinguished way Itzchak captures the women in his works.

  • Susan K.
    Reply

    In my opinion all 3 artist’s are amazing! I my self am a fan of Anatole Krasnyansky, however it isn’t about me it’s about my Mom. My Mom is a mazing person with so much love that I have nothing but admiration for her. I purchased a Linda Le Kinff called “Romane” for her on our last cruise in April of last year. My Mother elated with the art I had chesen for her. She also has a Emile Bellet work of art that she also loves. It would be hard to choose between the 2 artists. The mystery of Bellet’s no faces, creates a new portrait of my Mom on a daily basis. Wether she is happy, sad, joyfull or content I can see the different faces of my Mom just my using my own imagination. My Mom is a gift and I can’t imagine my world without her!
    With each passing year I discover new reasons to be proud of the wonderful Mom you are and you will always own a special place in my heart now and forever! I would love to make this Mother’s Day special for her. Mom I love and adore you !

  • Barbara G
    Reply

    I would have to choose Linda Le Kinff. My mother is no longer with us, however, she was always full of life and color and to meet her was to love her. She loved everyone unconditionally and it came thru in the beauty of the color in clothes, her laugh, and in all the hugs she gave.

  • William G
    Reply

    I would choose Tarkay to paint my Mom. I love his use of color and calm and that is what my Mom does for our family is keep us all calm and she is definiately a colorful personality.

  • Joan Steiker
    Reply

    I would commission Itzchak Tarkay because I love his work, and his great use of colors. Of course the other artists are very good.

  • Don V
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    Emile Bellet Emile paints the mysterius beauty of women and that shows the versatility of my mother

  • Susan H
    Reply

    Linda Le Kinff wins my attention! The warmth of a dream come true as a young girl grows into a mature woman, and then dreams on as a child grows within. Reflection of live does go on and peace lives within but fills a room with such radiance as to make one dwell with the glory of a single painting.

  • Diana B.
    Reply

    I would choose Tarkay because he uses such vibrant colors and that would paint my mother perfectly.

  • Francis R. Landry
    Reply

    Although all three artists represent women well, I would choose Emile Bellet to represent my mother, because of his harmonious use of colors, flowers, and form to represent the universal beauty of the feminine image.

  • Reply

    Tarkay would be my choice-He could really capture my mothers aura-she was an opera singer-a coloratura soprano sang beautiful arias- in La Boheme she was Musetta-what a beautiful voice-sang with Arrigo Pola-Pavarotti’s teacher and with Jan Pierce-she really was a DIVA-beautifull black hair an light blue-grey eyes-When she sang your hair in your arms would stand up ,when she walked in people stopped and looked at her-I really miss her she has been gone for one and a half years-love you mom

  • Megan
    Reply

    Emile Bellet – This is such a beautiful painting. I would love to give this to my mother but of coarse i don’t have that type of money to spend on her. I love my mother so much. She has done so much for me and has always been there for me. It would be perfect for her. I wish i could give her this painting…

  • Rodney C
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    I would definately have to say Emile Bellet’s “Dans l’Or Du Couchant”. It is such a beautiful work and the colors he uses are extraordinary. Most of all he never shows the face of the women he paints because of his belief that all women are beautiful as are all Mothers. I told my Mother about this conceptual idea of Bellets and she fell in love with his works immediately.

  • Stephanie
    Reply

    I would choose the Bellet to paint my mom Lorraine. The ladies are painted so beautiful and vibrant. Bellet would be able to capture my mom so perfect!

  • Phyllis R
    Reply

    I would choose Yitzhak Tarkay to paint a portrait of my mother. He would have a very easy time simply because the photos of my mother have a remarkable resemblance to the images he paints.

  • Michelle Cervantes
    Reply

    Emile Bellet. I love his work and I own two of pieces already, which I purchased from Parkwest Gallery!

  • Bill Bensie
    Reply

    I would select Linda Le kinff to paint my wife to be givin to my son . My wife and I recently purchased two works by Linda. My wife was fascinated by her exotic and colorful style. Also both works include cats which my wife loves.

  • John M.
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    I would love to give my mom a Tarkay. He paints women with such a deep respect and uncanny understanding, masking it all in a whimsy of colors. I appreciate Tarkay’s background and hold him in high regards as one of the most influential contemporary artists. I would love to present my mom (someone I hold in highest esteem) a gift from an artist who has proven himself worthy of praise.

  • Lorraine S
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    Bellett wins. Love that the face has no features. This painting reflexes any mother. The vibrant colors are warm and inviting.

  • K.G.F.
    Reply

    I believe Miss Linda could paint my Mother’s essence. She is vibrant, yet personal with the surroundings she portrays that bring a special feeling in each subject she spills onto an easel. That which she shares with us is so much more than the initial glance allows us to grasp, just like a Mom.

  • Amy Beiderwieden
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    I would choose Linda. Her women look like they are deep in thought and very caring, like my mother. The women also are very colorful. My mom is 82 and enjoys wearing all sorts of colors to reflect her moods. She would love to get something like this instead of an impersonal gift card!! I love my mom!!!

  • sylvieviscusi
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    The paintings of Emile Bellet’s women remind’s me of my mom 20 years ago tall thin body,short dark hair and a shy face Simply Beautiful thats my MOM! Thank-you Emile for the memories,keep up your beautiful work.

  • Ron R
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    I would choose the Tarkay. I have always enjoy his use of color and the posture of his subjects.

  • Bev N
    Reply

    I would definitely choose Linda – my mother had an excellent eye for color and Linda’s use of the vibrant colors would suit my mother to a tee!

  • Jennie Wright
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    I would choose Tarkay for his use of color…my mother would have loved the idea of having her portrait done by Mr. Tarkay.

  • Martha R. Jordan
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    Tarkay would always be my choice for a lady’s room work of art, the one that is in the sweepstake, has a bright red color, s matching vase red and boats on the pier, these are things that love myself therefore, I would feel
    very very pleased winning this work of art.

  • Rebecca Ellis
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    I would pick the Le Kinff for my mother. She loves beautiful clothes, flower gardens and vibrant colors that are elements depicted in this work. In addition, Ms. Le Kinff studied in Florence and Livorno, places my mother and I visited in my childhood. Although I own several Tarkays, the softer lines of the Le Kinff to me best captures the spirit of motherhood, with its enveloping love. It is a beautiful tribute to women.

  • Diane
    Reply

    LeKniff’s use of color pleases me the most.

  • Hugo M. Jordan
    Reply

    On the cruises auctions, there is always an emphasis on Tarkey’s work of art, so convincing, that I got myself one for my wife, and I always like to give her the best. God is the best painter that exists, but here down on
    earth, I am proud to show the Tarkey that I own to my family and friends.

  • Bruce E.
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    The artist that i wwould commission for my mothers portrait is Linda Le Kinff! I like the abstractness, color, lines, brightness and realness. Since my mother passed several years ago, I have felt a since of emptiness, but when i look at Ms. Kinff pictures, is shows pictues of calmness, love, warmth and since of being free.

  • Ardylee McCurdy
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    Mother’s Day brings memories of my Lovely Mother, Ada Marie. She lost her life early with diagnois of Cancer. In the short months prior we had scheduled a Cruise to Alaska. She so admired our Art work from Park West Gallery, including many Linda Le Keniff’s which we bought at auctions on Mexico cruises. Doctor’s wouldn’t allow her to travel just days before our scheduled departure. My Mother was a wonderful Red haired Lady, with hope love and faith in fellow human beings and animals. This is all about you Mom, Rest in Peace this 2011 Mother’s Day. Your Daughter, Ardylee Marie……..

  • Debra Maynor
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    I would choose the Linda le Kiniff. Why with each of her paintings there is a special meaning in each for everyone! I lost my mom when I was small! She told me before she left this world to always stop and smell the roses! In this painting she is taking the time to do so and looking up as to thanking someone for making for making such beauty! Happy Mother’s Day! MOM

  • mike
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    I own many works from all the above artists, when I look at old photos of my mom its like I am seeing my mom in the tarkay ‘s work .
    my mother just turned 80 and some of the works almost captures what she looked liked in her younger years. my mom is a very colorful woman. It would be a great gift for her. Happy mothers day to all the Moms out there>

  • Lyndsay
    Reply

    Linda LeKinff for sure! My mom is a fan of the bright colours she uses. We’re even redecorating a room around a LeKinff print we already have!

  • Tim McCarthy
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    This would be a difficult decision because I know my mother enjoys both Bellet and Tarkay but I think I would choose Tarkay to paint my mother because she is a very warm, loving and caring women and I think he would best capture this on canvas. She loves to be surrounded with her family and friends and she is always on the go. When she is home you can always find her busy in her garden that she built with love. I think that Tarkay would enjoy painting my mother sitting in her garden enjoying cocktails with her friends and if he did, that would be the essence of my mother, friends, flowers, but most of all love.

  • Agnes McCarthy
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    I would pick Bellet to paint my mother. I think he would be able to capture her strenght and quiet beauty that only Bellet can do. Growing up I could always tell how my mother felt without her saying a word, I think that Bellet also has the ability to let you know what a women is feeling without facial expressions and I think he knows how to bring out the inner beauty in all women.

  • Debra Kuchinski
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    I love all the artist however, I would chose Linda LeKniff. My mother is 85 years old and still living on her own. I know that she would enjoy the colors and the painting for the rest of her life and it would make a truly wonderful Mothers Day Gift for her.

  • Racheal G
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    Having seen several of Tarkay’s works in the last few years, I would definitely pick him to create a portrait representing who my mother is. I like all three artists’ styles, but to me Tarkay’s is the boldest of the three. His use of such bright vibrant colors along with the feeling of strength in the women really grabs me. The women are often set in social settings that still have that feeling of closeness. That all describes parts of my mother. She’s comfortable in social settings and has a large bold personality. She’s one of those people that gets remembered, and she’s one of the strongest women I know. Tarkay’s style would suit my mother very well, and I feel he would capture her beautifully..

  • WAYNE ABERCROMBIE
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    My mother passed away a few years back and the days seem like years since I saw her… To spend another 5 minutes with her would be my heartfelt wish. She was caring, giving, Loving, and believed in God. The portrait by Linda Le Kinff depicting the lady holding the flowers looking towards heaven would be my choice given one… Mom loved her flowers, got them for her every opportunity I had.. She had beautiful gardens of Hydrangea’s, Roses, Orchids, Petunias, and I can’t even name them all.. I know she’s up there looking down right now and I miss her more each day that passes… I would hang the picture on the hearth next to her urn… I know she would enjoy that more than anything.. and if I could hand deliver it, I’d be climbing those stairs right now…. I miss you mom..

  • dorothy stapleton
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    i would choose Douceur ..this woman is beautiful like my mom was..and she loved flowers…just reminds of my mother

  • Pamela Hallenbeck
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    I would have Emile Bellet do a portrait of my mother. Her piece above reminds me of a mother without a face and that is my mother as she was not a mother to me. However, I am a mother and I have been given the two greatest gifts in this world, a son and a daughter that I love dearly!

  • PAT V
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    It’s difficult to choose, but I think it will be Linda Le Kinff ………I love all the Artist but ……this painting reminded me of my Mother. She was a very strong women that overcame many difficulties and addictions. She saw the beauty in everyone and everything…….the flower reminded me of this…..and the woman looking up inspired me to be thankful for all that she taught me as a little girl and a woman. Thank you Ms. Le Kniff

  • Doreen Mannion
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    I would choose Linda Le Kinff because her works are so vibrant and full of life, just like my Mom.

  • Monica F
    Reply

    Linda LeKinff and I were born the same month and year. My mother was the type of woman who put great store in knowing and acknowledging little details about that showed them her genuine interest and caring. I happen to collect this artist and I know that Bette would be pleased by her work

  • Grant Millet
    Reply

    If I had to commission one of these artist to paint my mom, I would choose Emile Bellet. I think he would do a great job capturing her loving, strong and beautiful personality. It would be a beautiful gift for my mother.

  • Kathi Brogan Campbell
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    I’d comission Linda Le Kniff to portray my mother. She had such strengths and talents, and yet wouldn’t allow herself to excell in any, but rather chose to absorb herself in being a mother to six children and doting wife to my father. Kniff’s style would show not only the detail and vibrancy of her multiple personalities and creativity but also allow the subtleties and blurring of her vibrant public personality versus her private deep melancholy only known to her family. She died in December, 2010 after a long battle with ovarian cancer, an example of strength and determination, and of the female will to be in control of her own destiny!

  • Anne Maree Duffin
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    Itzchak Tarkay would be my choice should I have the rare opportunity of commissioning this artist for a portrait of my mother. His bold use of color breathes life into the artwork and his easy depiction of women in their natural surroundings with serenity on their countenance is mesmerising. It is as if they have not a care in the world

  • Kim B.
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    I would choose Bellet to paint my mother’s portrait. Although I enjoy the other 2 artists, they tend to feature bold women in them, while Bellet shows more subtle women almost fading into the background. My mom is the understated mother who does for others without looking for recognition. I think Bellet shows that perfectly!!

  • Robert Hahlen
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    I would choose Bellet to depict my mother. The way that Bellet depicts women using the abstract gives a mystical dream-like impression in the paintings. In addition, I have given my mother a lithograph by Tarkay and the contrast of both works side by side would look wonderful on her wall.

  • Robert Goulett
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    My family and I enjoy collecting and displaying Emile’s works.
    My Mother just recently passed away. It would be very special to have Emile Bellet create a peice representing my Mother for my children and Grandchildren to always cherish.
    Thank you,

  • Teresa L
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    I would commission Tarkay to create a portrait of my mother. Although the women in his works are often sitting, his style captures movement in their repose. That would best symbolize my mother, who is now 90 years old. My mother has had a very active life – she was a working mother long before the term was in vogue. She had a nursing career and raised 9 children along the way. Although it’s more common to find my mother sitting these days, Tarkay would capture her life as one in motion, which would represent my mother well.

  • janet muggy
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    We love this artist. Had the chance to own 2. One is currently hanging in our media room . All art and sculpture in this room in our house is currently a tribute to all moms and women. We love switching out our art to create new themes.

  • Theresa B
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    I would choose Tarkay as I feel he depicts women as strong,confident ,yet calm and friendly as was my Mom. Mom loved to have family and friends around her . I have pieces by all three artists but I think Tarkay would be the one to bring memories to me of my loving Mom.

  • Rich P
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    I would select Linda Le Kinff. I had a chance to meet her and she seems to be a genuinely nice person. As a result, I feel she would take the time to get to know my mother, define her charter, and beauty, then portray it on the canvas. Using all the gorgeous and vivid colors that Linda is known for. Even though I love Bellets’ works, (and own several) my mom is not the settle and soft…she certainly won’t be able to stay still that long. (smile)

  • William L.
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    I would have Tarkay paint my mother. My wife and I love his art and already own one of his pieces.

  • Gail P
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    If I could I would commission, Itzchak Tarkay to paint my mother because as in his paintings there is vibrant color, a certain realism of the everyday life of a woman ie beauty shines through without having to be a physical beauty, and the love comes through. My Mom loved everyone and was loved by everyone and I think that Itzchak Tarkay could portray that. Also ever since I learned of his work I have wanted to own one.

  • Brenda Halterman
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    “Douceur” by Linda Le Kinff ….Love this One! My Mom is not with me but as in the painting as she is looking up towards heaven remembering all the loving memories cherished in her heart by the flower she holds as an offering of her Love. Knowing that Love Abounds all Around… Heaven, Earth and Air with much Gratitude.

  • Angie DeDona
    Reply

    Dear Park West Gallery,
    I would really appreiate this present for my mom. And if I had to pick one of the amazing artists to paint a picture of my wonderful mom it would have to be Linda Le Kiniff beccause she shows women aren’t perfect and are beautiful that way. She is also one ofmy inspirations to maybe become a female artist, considering she’s one of the few famous women artists in the industry. It would be an honor for any one of these artists paint my mom, but I believe that Linda Kinff would be the best person to illustrate what an amazing person my mom is in a painting; and I only wish her the best of everything. Thank you for for reading my comment!

    ~Angie D. (Future Artist)

  • David R.
    Reply

    All three artists would be a good choice. Being collectors of Itzchak & Emile we appreciate their style. In this case Linda Le Kinff would be my selection for my mother. Her style would suit my mother more dearingly.
    happy mothers’ day mum.
    Park West thank you for this opportunity

  • Bob Huzinec
    Reply

    I would choose Linda Le Kinff. The reason for this my mother while very private is a vibrate figure with alot of passion and love. Linda’s art brings out a persons inner being with the colors, lines and focus. She is able to put on canvas what persons true inner and outter reality is and bring it to life. While I am very lucky to still have my mother here with me. A portrait of my mother by Linda would defenitely be something I personaaly would want to be sure that her personality could be captured on canvas for myself and future generations to feel. The canvas would bring the soul, personality and passion of my mother to relatives and family members in the future.

  • Patricia G
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    While I have the framed artwork of all three artists enhancing walls in my home, my favorite is Tarkay. That is why I believe as a strong Irish woman from Brooklyn, my mother’s strength and bold sense of adventure would best be captured by Tarkay.

  • Jennie Wright
    Reply

    If money were no object, I’d commission all three artists to paint my mother’s portrait!

  • Chris P
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    Linda Le Kniff because this piece of work depicts the warm, relaxed, loving feeling that my mother showed to me and my family.

  • Tara E.
    Reply

    I would choose Emile Bellet for my mother.His work has vivid colors, but soft lines. While on a cruise my mother fell in love with his work and has three of his paintings. Any woman can picture themselves as the women in the paintings and day dream about romance and the tropics.

  • David A.
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    Tarkay would be the one I chose. His tasteful use of color and positioning of his women would suit my mother fine. She was a vivacious lady that thoroughly enjoyed bright colors. The ladies are always very demure and sophisticated while lunching. I find great warmth in looking at Tarkay’s works. I have a couple hanging in my home, and they always remind me of Mother.

  • Rachael H.
    Reply

    If I could commission one of these artists to paint a portrait of my mother, I would choose Linda LeKinff. My mother has a few LeKinff prints. She’s drawn to the vibrant colors and the portrayals of the women – both strong and sensitive. I would use those same words to describe my mother herself – vibrant, strong and sensitive. LeKinff’s paintings somehow seem to capture my mom’s spirit perfectly.

  • Ana D.
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    It’s easy to see different aspects of my mother in the works of all three artists. However, it is Bellet’s style that captures the softness and depth of my mother. Always full of energy and rarely slowing down, it’s easy to overlook her vulnerabilities. Now and then, though, between one chore and another she allows herself to be at peace and just like in Bellet’s paintings her elegant beauty emerges.

  • Carolina M
    Reply

    This is the second time I have tried to stand firm about the Artist that united a family of different lifestyles and social status through the Brilliant computational methods by assessing the female form in not just as a physical depiction but he invokes the emotional energy of the subject. Therefore I would love for My Mother , who is a huge fan to be represented through the Artist , Emile Bellet

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