Star Portraits Series Premiere

Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (beginning Sept. 12)

Produced by PTV Productions Inc. in association with Bravo!, STAR PORTRAITS combines the process of portraiture with celebrity biography. Each half-hour episode follows three Canadian painters as they each paint the same celebrity’s portrait. With the clock ticking, the artists have mere hours to get to know their subject. The artists are then left with only two weeks to create their masterpieces, while host Louise Pitre visits the artists’ studios to get a glimpse of their process. When the clock runs out, the paintings are revealed to the celebrity sitter, who must choose only one portrait to add to their personal collection. Of the remaining portraits, six will be chosen by the Portrait Gallery of Canada for their permanent collection and the rest will be auctioned off at Joyner Waddington’s Auction of Important Canadian Art, with proceeds going to the celebrities’ charity of choice. This month’s celebrity muses include Elvis Stojko (Sept. 12), Sen. Romeo Dallaire (Sept. 19), and Measha Brueggergosman (Sept. 26).

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