This year seems to be just flying by, with Summer only 3 weeks away…I hope all of you have been having a great year thus far! A lot of things are currently happening over on this end, so, it’s time for a little update (well, maybe not so “little”…LOL):
I was recently interviewed for “An Obsession To Create”, an art blog written by artist C. Kirk. He asked some pretty interesting questions, not just about my work, but my thoughts on the whole business aspect of art. You can read it by either clicking HERE, or on the image below:
On the painting front, I’ve been recently working on a new batch of work, incorporating watercolors as a means of adding more of an added loose dimension and texture to the pieces. My work over the last 6-9 months has had figures with minimal color and I felt it was time to now breathe a little life into them, and I’m having a great time figuring out ways to manipulate the water and paint into how I want to use them. I’ll be starting some larger canvas pieces shortly, but for the last few weeks I’ve been having fun doing some smaller, more minimal pieces to explore the upcoming work’s direction. Here are some of the more recent pieces. All are available and now available thru my website:
**CHARITY AUCTION NEWS!!**
If you’ve read my previous post, you’d know that I donated my early-2009 16×20″ canvas painting “Parental Guidance Suggested” to Dallas-based animal rescue / no kill non-profit charity organization Paws In The City for their huge upcoming “Top Hat & Tails” event on June 12th. They are a fantastic charity, and I’m a huge supporter of the work they do.
Here’s the very cool news: they are doing something special for the painting I’ve donated: they have opened the auction bidding on my painting up for e-mail bids for those that either aren’t located in Dallas or who can’t attend the event! The painting is one of the last pieces I ever did using stencil-based imagery, and is additionally special because it is a museum piece (it was on exhibit in a retrospective exhibit from last September – January at The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia)!
The retail price of the piece is $2500.00, but they are starting the bidding at just $1000.00 (if you’d like to eschew the bidding process and buy the piece outright, you can do so for $3250.00). Your donation is tax-deductible and is going to a great cause!! If you’re interested in placing a bid between now and June 12th (the night of the event), please contact auction organizer Shannon Cox directly via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last, I’m currently putting the final touches on my new website! Gone will be all the Flash-based bells & whistles, opting for a more minimal and easy interface. I’ve followed my gut with this big redux, and after I began work on it, I consulted with some selected gallery directors, artists, and collectors about my ideas, and they all loved my ideas, so I feel I’ve made the right decision in implementing this new simplified vision. Expect the new website to be rolled out within the next few weeks!! Until then, get your fill of the current site, because it’ll be gone soon! :-)
Thanks for your continued support…until next time,
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