With this year's opening of the Woodson Art Museum's eagerly anticipated yearly exhibition, Birds in Art just around the corner (second weekend in September), I am honored to have been asked to introduce this year's honoree for Master Wildlife Artist and present Alan Woollett with his medal. I've known Alan's work for many years, both his graphite black and white work as well as his colored pencil output, and am excited to share his joy in this honor. I have several of Alan's works in my personal collection and am anxious to see them hanging in the galleries at the Woodson Museum along with the others that have been lent for this exhibition. If you can make it to the public opening on Saturday, September 7th in Wausau, you'll get to meet Alan and see his wonderful work in person and hear me talk about what it is about Alan's work that is so appealing to me.
Friday, March 01, 2019
I'll be offering two workshops this summer, one on the west coast and the other along the eastern seaboard, in June. The Oregon workshop will be a three-day event and the Richmond area one will be a two-day weekend offering with a Friday evening reception at the location of the workshop. I've noted the dates for both and you can contact both venues for further information.
Friday, January 18, 2019
A bit less than a month from now, I'll be headed to Charleston, SC for this year's edition of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. I'll have 15 newly completed works with me and hope to see you in that lovely, historic city for "The Expo". Check out their web site for more information - https://sewe.com/ - and plan your visit.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
My turkeys are about to hit the road. 'Twas There I Spent My Callow Youth will be joining 59 other works from this year's Birds in Art exhibition at the Woodson Art Museum as they head out on a tour across the country once the exhibit closes in Wausau this weekend. First stop, Brookgreen Gardens on January 25th, then on to Marshall, Texas and the Michelson Museum of Art (opening April 27th next year) and finally to the Newington-Cropsey-Foundation along the Hudson River next September 20. In the meantime, have a yummy-filled Thanksgiving.
Sunday, October 28, 2018
About to hit the shelves, as they say, the next volume in North Light Books ongoing series, Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing will contain two of my drawings in addition to dozens and dozens of other fine representations of The Best of Drawing - Inspiring Subjects. It is an honor to have my work included once again and my thanks to Rachel Rubin Wolf and the others involved in selecting and editing the 10th volume of this series.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
As a follow up to my previous post on this year's review of some of my favorite works from The Woodson Art Museum's Birds in Art exhibition, news has been posted of the acquisition of 16 works from the exhibition for the museum's permanent collection. Other than my earlier mention of their purchase of James Clow's work (see the previous post from October 18), I was amazed to read today of their purchase of three more of those works I spotlighted on the 18th. Added to the collection are the works of Matthew Hillier, Michael Dumas, and T. Allen Lawson as part of those 16 additions. I am sure my inclusion of those works in my short list had no influence on the museum's decision making as I know that they make those decisions shortly after the opening weekend events, which took place back in early September. But, it sure is interesting!