Sunday, October 20, 2013

Collector's Editions

A couple of years ago when the book of my figure drawings was first released, I made a number of original drawings inside the cover to create collector's editions. I sold out almost immediately but kept creating new drawings because I love experimenting and trying new things. Additionally, this abbreviated fashion was a perfect forum to play.  Here are a couple of those drawings.
(more drawings can be seen here: http://drawingsfromlife.com/Pages/Book/Book_Page.html)








Monday, October 14, 2013

Article with The Artist Magazine


Interestingly, the intention for this article actually began with a totally different focus. From what I understand, Mrs. Hafesh heard through various channels that I ran an open studio drawing/painting group every week and initially planned to write about the nature of that and how it inspired the people who attended.


When she visited the studio, I was actually picking up our model for the day and K decided to share some of the paintings I had been secretly working on for awhile.

Seeing the paintings changed everything for Louise and consequently, we began a dialog that resulted in this article. Louise was so elegant and graceful that it made whole process very enjoyable. 







(note: If the text is too small you can read the pdf by clicking here and click the zoom button until the type is a good size. If you choose to read it online, some browsers make the images look pretty bad... the pleasures of technology. The fix for this is to download the pdf from the "file" drop down under my name.)
(Another note: the writer Cherie Hass has put a nice excerpt from the article on the well known and heavily visited blog:
  http://bit.ly/OnlyInYourDreams   )

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Artist's On Art interview

The fall issue of Artist's On Art was officially released today and I'm on the cover. The format for this magazine is usually to have the artists write their own articles, to bring the reader closer to the artist. However, when the editors contacted me to discuss the possibility of being in the magazine, I was under a tremendous amount of pressure; my days literally consisting of nothing but marathon painting sessions (lonnng... even for me).

We had been trying to work together since their first issue but I repeatedly stalled knowing that I wanted to begin speaking about this body of work. Rather than forgo the article, they agreed to change their long standing format and interview me. I'm glad they did for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that I genuinely like what they did.

My sincere thanks.

Underneath is a low-res version of the article. The high-res can be found on the AOA site.