Hello, friends! It’s been a while since my last blog entry…needless to say it’s been quite a busy last few months! I hope this finds you all doing well, and getting ready for the holiday season to begin!
OK, let’s get right to it!
NEW EMAIL ADDRESS AND WEBSITE: My previous website, thh70online.com, has now exited this mortal coil…as well as my previous email address! I felt it was time to get back to basics and go back to my original website address, www.thh70.com! After having my previous website for the last 4 years or so, I felt it was due for a big change and go for something a lot more minimal and clean…so, the site is being revamped right now and should be up very shortly!
***To go along with the site change, I have changed my email address as well! My new email firstname.lastname@example.org — so, please make sure to delete / change your address books to reflect this, as you will no longer be able to contact me at the old one…I’ll be notifying you once the new site goes live!
UPCOMING COMMISSIONED WORKS: I’m so excited to be starting two new commissioned pieces back-to-back! Once they’re finished, I’ll be posting photos, as well as more info, but what I can say is they are going to be reallllllly cool :-) One is a large-scale portrait where I’ll be experimenting with some new techniques that I’ll be adding to my work for 2012. For the other piece, I’ll be pulling out the stops on a much smaller-scale — and creating a one-of-a-kind work of art on an actual Hermés “Kelly” bag! For those of you that are familiar with fashion, you know how beautiful and “high-end” these bags are…so the thought of actually painting on one is pretty incredible (I can almost hear some of you ladies screaming “don’t do it!!!!!”…hahahaha). I’m creating it for a very major art collector who trusts me implicitly with this bag…so, I can’t wait until it’s finished! (A shot of the “Kelly” bag below…in it’s pristine box leather finish…God help me…LOL)
MY BIRTHDAY: I recently turned the ripe old age of 41(!) on October 23rd…a BIG thank you to all who sent me emails, cards, gifts, Facebook posts, Tweets, etc etc etc…you helped make my big day all the more special, and I appreciate it!
And now, a few pieces of info on some cool things by some close friends:
JOEY SEEMAN: An artist who I consider one of my closest friends, as well as someone that I have mentored for the past couple years, is Contemporary artist Joey Seeman. His colorful & vibrant work always puts a smile on my face…and the guy is just an all-out rockstar in my book. For those of you in Dallas, TX, he has an exhibit entitled “Masquerade” running thru the end of this week at the Magnolia Theater. I highly recommend you check it out if you’re in town! If not, by all means, view his awesome pieces at www.joeyseeman.com!
C. KIRK: Another artist who is like a brother to me, as well as another “mentoree”, is Contemporary artist C. Kirk. His dark, emotional Figurative work continues to blow me the f*** away, and I am so proud of him for the boundaries he continues to break with his art. He’s currently hard at work on pieces for 2012, and for some of it, he’ll be releasing a series of limited edition collaged gicleés, calling them his “Moreau” series. I know he’ll probably kill me for showing the image below (an exclusive!), but I can’t help it! To view his brilliant work, head over to www.ckirkart.com!
FULLASOUL RADIO: One last friendly tidbit — my music partner Dave Damato has a website devoted to Soul & R&B music from the 70’s up to the present day, and I’m so thrilled that he just created an AWESOME Internet radio station called, aptly enough, FullaSoul Radio! If you like listening to this type of music, as I do, then you really should take a listen…as well as check out his website FullaSoul! To listen to the radio station, CLICK HERE!
A lot of stuff to digest in this post…but I hope it contains loads of things to pique your interest! I’ll be in touch shortly when the new website goes live!