Greetings! I promise that I didn’t fall off of the face of the earth. I have been busy with some really wonderful things, and wanted to report back.
The book and documentary are seem to be moving forward swimmingly!
We are in the draft stages of the book, and the design is beautiful, thanks to the hard work of Tyler Johnson.
John Steffl photographed the works, and with the wonderful experience of Jim Perlman at Holy Cow! Press, I couldn’t be more happy with our forward momentum on that front. (And it’s already on Amazon! AHHHH!!!)
As far as the documentary goes, SHOOK Production visited my studio this past month as well to get some fine detail work, since all of the paintings are together in one space.
In fact, I am happy to share the final piece of the series, of Artist Martin DeWitt, incredible painter and all-around talented human being. I’m grateful he allowed me to paint him, and here is a sneak preview of that work:
Now I am in the midst of planning, waiting and finalizing.
I am amazed and blown away by how much everything is coming together. The project has blossomed because of the very community I want to celebrate.
As many of you know, I am a Professor of Art at the College of St. Scholastica, and I was featured on the cover of their most recent news magazine. While it is much more of the limelight than I may be normally comfortable in, I will say it is a very nice to be acknowledged in such a way.
I do have two lovely bits of news to share.
First, I am in the process of creating a very special gift for those who were able to contribute to my Kickstarter and support me by pre-ordering Portrait of an Artist with the amazing help of Janelle Miller, the Warrior Printress- stay tuned, I can’t WAIT to share it!
Secondly, I have an exhibition going up this next week at The Red Herring, a great music and art venue here in Duluth. Somewhat unrelated to Portrait of an Artist, other than it is all of the work produced directly after the completion of the series. That, in and of itself, might be interesting to see.
Phew! So much awesome, so little time. I just wanted to thank you again for your support and good thoughts. I am quite sure I could not do any of this without the support I have surrounding me.