This question came from Alan Sears. This is interesting because Alan and I met while I was working for Genigraphics in New York & New Jersey where I was a top sales person selling computer graphic business presentations. My main clients were pharmaceutical, telecommunications and household product companies. In the late 80s and 90s I felt like I was out of my element being a sales person becuase my BFA degree was in Communication Design from Parsons School of Design. I us
Today I started what is to be my largest work to date. It is 70" H x 118" W. It is currently tacked up on my studio wall on which I need a step ladder to paint the top 1/3 of the canvas. At times I need to step back to the other edge of the studio (20 feet back) to make sure the marks I am making are what I envision in my head when I am close to the canvas. I paint with action and intuitively. This will be the first layer of many in which I add and paint away various area
Like every other business person, Mondays are the start of a new week. I am back in the studio after a restful Fourth of July weekend. Here are few shots of me working in my studio with the wonderful north light shining in. I am working on a few commissioned "Billy Boot" paintings for some new patrons from North Carolina. They asked for a North Carolina Boot with references to the lighthouses on the shore, and for a Texas Boot with references to the TX Lone Star Flag and t
An interesting participatory art piece is at my local Myrtle Beach Art Museum - check out Before I Die... It makes me pause and think. What do I want to accomplish Before I Die? Will my art live on beyond me? Will it touch people in the future? I will need to think about this.
Being an professional artist is more than just creating good art. To be successful you need to also find the time to market and sell your art, grow your audience and collectors, develop opportunities to show your art, new projects that require documenting your art, developing your process, find new inspiration and of course find time in the studio to create! Why does this matter? Well I am taking up the process of continuing a blog. This will be another attempt to documen