Charcoal on Canvas, 40"x 30"
Life Portrait by Igor Babailov, 1994
Peter Quaife (1943 - 2010)
True Friend -
We will Miss You!
I’ve met Peter Quaife in the winter of 1992, when he called my studio after seeing one of my paintings in an art gallery, he simply wanted to meet and talk. Ever since then we became close friends. Besides being a musician, he was a talented visual artist and was passionate about astronomy, as well as remedies of home cooking. Former bassist of the famous British rock group The KINKS, despite his fame was very much 'down to earth'. He had a rich sense of humor, loved life, was always an optimist and most of all he was a very giving person.
He loved dogs. One of his last photographs he sent to me. Denmark, 2009.
Peter Quaife passed away on June 23, 2010.
Pete (far right) was the initiator of the incredible Birthday Surprise, when a group of friends brought my family over from Russia to visit for my birthday.
Peter and my father Valery Babailov, 1995.
Peter and my son Nikita Babailov,
flying a kite
I'm honored that my portrait of Pete Quaife was included on the cover of his recently published book VERITAS I.
Veritas I, book by Peter Quaife