Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Murphy Montgomery Fine Art

Hey everyone.  I am the featured artist in a brand new gallery in Newport News, VA.  The gallery is owned and operated by my artist friend Brian Murphy and his wife, Anne.  I will have some brand new paintings on the walls and I look forward to seeing some friendly faces.  There are restaurants in walking distance to the gallery, so

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Artists on Art

Hey everyone, over the summer I had the opportunity to write for the publication Artists on Art (www.artists-on-art.com).  If you aren't familiar with the online magazine, it is a quarterly publication written by artists, for artists.  Each issue showcases about 10 different artists (typically realists) and they write an article about any aspect of art they want.  It is a truly unique publication and one that I am very grateful to have been a part of.  Among the impressive roster of artists who have written for Artists on Art are: Casey Baugh, Julio Reyes, Daniel Sprick, Jeremy Mann, Michael Klein, John Brosio, and David Kassan.  Here is the introduction to my article:

I used to think that it would be great to know exactly what I wanted to paint and know how to paint it well. What I didn’t realize was that art wouldn’t be as interesting for the artist if all the questions were answered. I once asked veteran artist Robert Cottingham how he started his paintings. He told me that when he started a painting it always felt like the first time he had ever painted, and he would work until he started to remember. His answer left me with only one conclusion: if he wasn’t comfortable with painting after 70 years of doing it, I certainly wasn’t going to be comfortable either.

More updates to come soon.