Remembering the 90’s, & Bon Jovi

During the 1990’s Bon Jovi became my favourite rock band and I followed them avidly. In 1995 we attended their first concert in Johannesburg. I also joined the fan club, ‘Backstage with Jon Bon Jovi’, and entered a few competitions. I sent a couple of paintings which Jon and his wife, Dorothea apparently received, according to his Mum. At that time Jon’s Mum ran the Fan Club. I won an autographed T’shirt in one competition, and collected all the Albums of their music. But during the next ten years, although I continued to follow their music and enjoyed the odd appearances on TV,  gradually the fervor faded and I gave the subscription money to a worthwhile charity instead. I even forgot about the two oil portraits that I’d done during that heady decade; until recently when a friend asked about them, so here they are:

portrait of Jon Bon Jovi, 1995
Jon Bon Jovi, 1995. oil on Canvas 450 x 550 mm
Portrait of Jon Bon Jovi. 1998
Jon Bon Jovi, 1998, oil on Canvas 550 x 450 mm.









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4 responses to “Remembering the 90’s, & Bon Jovi”

  1. Sue Pownall Avatar

    You have captured his essence in the top painting and his beauty in the second. Thanks for sharing them.

  2. Cathy Gatland Avatar

    Wow, really good portraits – my daughter, a very young teenager at the time was a huge fan which worried me slightly – have to admit he is a beautiful man!

  3. Cindy Humphreys Avatar
    Cindy Humphreys

    WOW! Remarkable resemblance of the most beautiful man…on the inside and out.

    1. Barbara Avatar

      Thanks Cindy, its nice to meet another fan !! Thanks for the visit :)

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