Sometimes everything comes together for a lovely moment. Perfectly crafted cocktails in a warm South City bistro on a chilly Saturday night was close. But the ambiance completed that moment. A smooth Jazz singer crooned while a highly respected painter created a vibrant portrait of Nat King Cole.
Henryk Ptasiewicz is one of the region’s most respected colorists. He uses bold, broad brush strokes with unexpected color palettes to create striking portraits. Read more about Henryk here or contact us to arrange a commission or live painting event.
It was a terrific evening and portrait is outstanding. Henryk’s portrait of Nat King Cole can be seen at 50/Fifty Kitchen on South Kingshighway in St. Louis. Several other portraits from Henryk’s Celebrity exhibit are also on display.
Robert Nelson is an extraordinary artist whose golden voice is a unique blend of standard jazz tones similar to Joe Williams and Johnny Hartman, with 50’s and 60’s Rat Pack vibrato of Dean Martin and melancholy emotion of Johnny Mathis, 60’s and 70’s soulful jazz reminiscent of Sam Cooke, Bill Withers, Lou Rawls and Natalie Cole, as well as more modern and smooth jazz styles of Gregory Porter, Kurt Elling, Will Downing, and Leslie Odom Jr. Contact Robert for booking arrangements.