A Portrait Of Trevor Gillies

Trevor Gillies Portrait by Borbay

My neighborhood on Long Island was fiercely divided. Neighbors took sides, and this animus bled into the streets… during roller hockey games. You were either an Islanders fan, or a Rangers fan — never both. I was, and remain, the former. During the 2009 season, a familiar name hit the ice — Trevor Gillies. He quickly became a fan favorite, and remained that way, even when the Coliseum faithful found out, he wasn’t, in fact, related to the legend — Clark Gillies.

How did this portrait come to be? During our first summer in Teton Valley, we attended a charity event at Teton Springs. There, I met a gentleman by the name of Michael Paul Martin. As it happens, Erin and I  found out the gender of our third child that evening, so Michael took me to the clubhouse for a celebratory shot of Jam-O. During our chat, I confessed my love for hockey, and he revealed the name of his brother-in-law — Trevor Gillies. And so, the wheels were set in motion…

Trevor Gillies Portrait by Borbay

As a lifelong hockey fan — I am both honored and thrilled to share this portrait of Trevor Gillies… a former member of the New York Islanders, and current South Carolina Stingrays star! To accompany the process, MH the Verb provided the appropriately titled track, Powerful Vibes, from his new album, Afronaut. I want to give a special shout to dear friend and collector, Michael Martin, for commissioning this painting. Enjoy!

Posted by Borbay on Friday, January 5, 2018

Here is a look at the entire creative process, in time lapse. The track, Powerful Vibes (feat. Dolio The Sleuth, GR Stone & Stewie), has been provided by MH the Verb… run, don’t walk, to his website and buy his new album — Afronaut… yes, I painted the album cover.

And now… on to the process, with more about the story behind this new painting.

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Rammell Barn Painting, A Teton Springs Landmark

Rammell Barn Painting Teton Springs By Borbay

I recently discovered the following, “Any artists living in Idaho for a period of sixteen or more months, is required by law, to create a barn painting. Said Barn must represent at least 40% of the picture plane to be considered a Idaho state approved barn painting.”

And so… I present my painting of Rammell Barn — a landmark located in Teton Springs, of Teton Valley, in Victor, Idaho.

Rammell Barn Painting, Teton Springs, ID

Painting Rammell Barn, a Teton Springs landmark… watch this 40"X40" work come together in a hot minute… thank you Pete Pidgeon for the soundtrack!

Posted by Borbay on Saturday, November 25, 2017

And here’s how it all came together, in one minute, with some fabulous music — courtesy of Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda!

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Bob Marley Collage Painting

Bob Marley Painting by Borbay

Introducing my collage painting of the legend — Bob Marley.

Bob Marley Collage Painting by Borbay

👀 my 3X5 foot collage 🎨ing of Bob Marley come together in a 🔥 minute, sounds by MH the Verb…

Posted by Borbay on Sunday, November 19, 2017

Watch the entire piece come together in a hot minute, soundtrack courtesy of a legend in the making — MH the Verb.

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Citgo Sign Painting En Plein Air by Borbay

Citgo Sign Painting by Borbay

I first set foot on Boston University’s campus as a 17-year-old, 123-pound runner, looking to channel the Terrier. Despite graduating from the College of Fine Arts, I never painted live on the streets of Boston.

So, when I found myself in town for the first time in ten years… I decided to rectify this egregious error. With my penchant for neon, and the recent drama surrounding Citgo… the subject chose me.

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Afronaut — An Album Cover For MH the Verb’s Revolution

AFRONAUT MH the Verb Album Cover Painting by Borbay

MH the Verb created the magic… I painted a picture to represent his creation.  Introducing the cover of AFRONAUT — MH’s latest album… which, friends, is a banger.

As a nuanced creative collaboration of the most exciting variety, I’ve weaved a Q&A with MH throughout the process photos below.

And feel the POWER… in the exclusive time lapse and video release for MH’s 1st single.

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Eclipse Jackson Hole Guggenheim Painting by Borbay

Guggenheim Painting Eclipse Painting Jackson Hole Painting Borbay

“I’m gonna drop the Gugg in front of the Tetons, and live paint the eclipse at 9,095′ in Jackson Hole.” Wait, what?

Yes, the 9th painting in my 20-year-series traded in 5th avenue for a ski resort…  and friend, it was glorious!

Eclipse Jackson Hole Guggenheim Painting

"I'm gonna slap the Guggy in front of The Tetons, and live paint the eclipse at 9,000 feet." And I did. Enjoy year #9 in my 20-year, 30"X30" Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum painting series. Listen as the sound drops at the moment of darkness, courtesy of The Rotaries…

Posted by Borbay on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Enjoy the process in one minute… featuring total darkness during the eclipse, with a soundtrack from The Rotaries.

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Teton Gables Motel Sign — Painted Live at Four Seasons Jackson Hole

Teton Gables Motel Sign Painting by Borbay

And so, my summer artist residency with Four Seasons Jackson Hole comes to a close with one more neon — Teton Gables Motel.

Teton Gables Motel Sign Jackson Hole Painting

Watch the Teton Gables Motel neon sign come to life… my final painting as summer artist-in-residence at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole.

Posted by Borbay on Monday, August 28, 2017

Enjoy the entire process in one minute, with a beautiful Tin Pan soundtrack.

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Borbay To Live Paint Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole Eclipse Viewing Party

Borbay to Live Paint The 2017 Eclipse at Four Seasons Jackson Hole

TETON VILLAGE, WY — AUGUST 21, 2017 — Summer Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole Artist-In-Residence, Borbay, will live paint the once-in-a-lifetime eclipse during a private solar eclipse viewing party. From 9:00 to 2:00 PM, guests will sip Bloody Marys and mimosas at Rendezvous Lodge, 9,095 feet (2,772 meters) above Jackson Hole Valley, and safely view the eclipse through Teton Skies’ hydrogen-alpha solar telescopes.

Following twelve consecutive weeks of live painting at The Ascent Lounge, Four Seasons invited Borbay to capture this astrological phenomenon. “I can’t imagine a better place to paint and experience the eclipse. The top-secret painting I will complete at 9,095 feet is going to be extremely special, and, I suspect, unlike any eclipse painting you will discover. My summer at Four Seasons has been incredible — I’m thrilled and honored to be a part of this magical event.”

Borbay will share the creation process live on Instagram and Facebook during the eclipse.

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