I'm very happy to be a featured artist in the December issue of Visual Language Magazine. It was a great experience working with the folks at Visual Language, and an honor to have my work chosen for the cover! My article begins on page 114, and basically I talk about why I do what I do. Here's a link to just my article, or you can browse the whole magazine. I hope you enjoy it!
My painting "Saturday Evening Puzzle" was awarded the President's Award at the Pastel Society of America's 41st Annual Pastels Only Exhibition!
This painting is a bit of an homage to my childhood art hero, Norman Rockwell. I just loved his work when I was a kid. Although my composition was confusing at times, it was great fun to be able to paint his paintings.
"Saturday Evening Puzzle"
18" x 24"
The PSA exhibition runs through September 28, 2013 at the National Arts Club in New York City. Unfortunately, I won't be attending this year. I thought I might be able to, but it's not going to happen. I say that every year, so next year I'm going to try to plan ahead and see if I can make it to the banquet.
See all the award winners here and the generous award donors here.
I'm very happy to report my painting "Daily Habit" won a Jack Richeson & Co. merchandise award in Peninsula Art League's 11th Annual Juried Exhibition. The Richeson company is unbelievably generous with their support of artists, and this is my third certificate I'll use this year. It's been fantastic for my art supply budget (is there anything better than free art supplies?).
The PAL exhibition is being held at the Harbor History Museum in downtown Gig Harbor until October 5, 2013. There is some excellent work in the exhibition. Be sure to check it out if you're in the area!
The Northwest Pastel Society has a small works show going on right now at the Kirsten Gallery in Seattle. It's a great show, with lots of little gems at very affordable prices. If you're in the area, stop by before the show ends on September 12. For those of you who are not local, you can see the show on the web site. Here are my paintings in the show:
For information about these paintings, please contact Kirsten Gallery, (206) 522-2011. For gallery hours and address, visit the Kirsten Gallery web site.
My painting "Train Wreck" was awarded Best of Show at the Northwest Pastel Society's 27th Annual International Open Exhibition! It's an excellent show, so do stop by American Art Company if you happen to be in the Tacoma area before the exhibition ends on June 15, 2013. If you are unable to get there in person, you can see the show online here.
18" x 24"
For information regarding this painting, please contact American Art Company at (253) 272-4327.
For those of you who don't know, the Pastel 100 is the Pastel Magazine's annual competition where judges choose the best 100 paintings out of thousands of entries (almost 3200 this year!). There are 30 top prize and place winners and 70 honorable mentions in five categories. The winners are published in the April issue of the Pastel Journal Magazine.
I'm very happy to announce my painting "Banana Bread" won Fifth Place in the Still Life & Floral category:
And my painting "Daily Habit" won an Honorable Mention in the Animal & Wildlife category:
Here are the pictures of the magazine pages for those of you who aren't likely to buy the magazine. As you can see, I'm in excellent company!
My painting "Traffic Jam" is included in the first round of Brian Neher's "You Be the Judge" online art contest. This is a unique contest where viewers are given the opportunity of voting for their favorite paintings in seven bi-weekly rounds, ultimately deciding who the Grand Prize winner will be. Every two weeks, 15 paintings will be chosen and posted for your voting pleasure. The three works of art which receive the most votes in each round will advance to the Grand Prize round. The winner will receive an awesome Grand Prize package worth over $10,000!
Please visit the voting page and vote for your favorite artwork before March 3, 2013. Thank you in advance to all who vote for my painting!