Bond girl Jane Seymour taking her art to Dallas this weekend
Former Bond girl Jane Seymour will be exhibiting her paintings at Wisby-Smith Fine Art, 500 Crescent Court in Dallas, TX, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th January 2012.
Although most widely known as an actress, Seymour has become an accomplished artist later in her career. "Believe it or not, there are people who buy and collect my art, and they don't even care that I act," Seymour told local press."
She took up the brush around 20 years ago, when she was going through a divorce. "It helped heal me. To this day, painting is unlike anything else that I do creatively. I love acting. I love everything else that I do. But my art is about as close as you can get to the real me as anything I do."
"It started with members of the crew on Dr. Quinn wanting some of my paintings," she says. "So I made some inexpensive prints, and the crew got them for Christmas. Then they had T-shirts made with my images on them. So imagine these big, hunky guys running around with heavy equipment and wearing T-shirts with flowers on them, usually going along with camouflage pants. It was a very interesting sight."
She now averages about 12 to 15 one-woman shows every year in galleries all over the country.
And she has no objections if fans want to buy her art because of her acting fame. "Some people want to have a self-portrait of me as Dr. Quinn in their home, and I'm happy to oblige," she says. "Others might want a piece of me with Christopher Reeve from Somewhere in Time. And I can't make the James Bond Live and Let Die pieces fast enough. They fly out the minute I make them!"
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