Thursday, September 30, 2010
The Southern Oregon Art Academy has asked me to teach a workshop for them. They have moved to a new facility and are really growing. It's my honor to share the things I'm learning at a place where excellence is the standard. I'm honored and humbled to do this. It will be a full day including demonstrations in oil painting, application, technique, tips, and tricks, I'll also be sharing the things I know about making art your passion and your career. I've been making a living as a full time artist for over a decade and selling my art for 25 years. There are limited spots available so sign up as soon as you can. Anyone is welcome, SOAA is offering a discount for locals, so if you live in southern Oregon , make sure you call the school and get the code to obtain the discounted price. The net income of this workshop is going to the school, and it is my honor to help them. click on the Southern Oregon Art Academy link next to this post.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Calvaria is almost here. The wine is being bottled, the labels are awaiting approval. We have our stickers, the posters are ordered, the custom stone wine coasters are on their way... My book maker had some problems with the die they are using to deboss the cover so, it has unfortunately, taken longer than I thought. Doesn’t it always seem to go like that? I’m being told that the first shipment of books will be here in the next ten days. I want to give everyone out there who hasn’t done so, one more chance to pre order Calvaria. I will be including something with the book that the people that get it after the release date will not get. Something special for those of you who have that extra faith in me and my work. In these current trends it seems that everyone is making books. I don’t blame them. These days just about anyone can do it, from anywhere. I’m really tired of getting cheap books that come apart after looking at it a few times. The overseas printers are very inexpensive but the product can often reflect that fact. I’m not out to wow you with some fancy package or gimmicks. I’m out to give you a full collection of my skull artwork from the last five years, in a quality showcase that protects it so you can enjoy it for a long long time. This project is very important to me and my thanks goes out to everyone all over the world that has given me the honor of tattooing them, and the privilidge of sharing my paintings. I truly feel like it’s just the beginning. My daily dream as a kid, was one of being an artist that affects people’s lives. I feel like I am living that dream now and just want to see where it takes me. I also feel the need to keep going and live by example, the artist’s way, to those people out there that want the same things. If someone else sees what I’m doing, and does more with their day than they would have otherwise, then how could I ask for anything more than that? I’m planning on holding a book release party at my studio on Friday November 5th from six to ten. All are welcome, I will hopefully have some of the originals back on loan from the collectors for the night. So plan on coming out to see the books, tatse the wine, and see the art.
Thanks so much,