Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Animal Wisdom, Animal Soul at the Life Force Arts Center

If you are in the area this Thursday, be sure to check out the Life Force Arts Center from 6:30 to 10:00pm. One of my paintings, Two Sides (Moho nobilis, extinct 1934), will be on display along with other great animal art in the exhibit, Animal Wisdom, Animal Soul: Lessons of the Wild Things. The Show will be up until September 9th and the center has a lot of cool presentations to coincide with this show's theme. I will be having my own presentation on August 9th from 7-9pm about animal extinction. More details to follow, but save the date! 

image: Cheetah (c) Sharon Bechtold

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Sparrow Project

Too much non-art work, not enough painting. I would be lying if I didn't admit work is slowing me down, but at least the ball has been rolling. The female Rose-Breasted Grosbeak is finally done and I have two other paintings on the edge of completion (...still not enough). I have a total of three pieces in two shows right now and more to be on display soon. Most recently, I was proud to include my work in The Sparrow Project, a fundraising event to help raise money for Heather and Caleb King's medical bills. More info on their project and how you can donate is below:

This is the finished painting, Rose-Breasted Grosbeak (female) on Purple Leaf Plum, my smallest yet at 5 x 7 inches. It sold for $90.00 at auction for The Sparrow Project, to a worthy owner. It was actually really refreshing to work on something this small and I plan on creating more small works for the future. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Lexington Art Article

I just found out that one of my images was featured in an article about Lexington's art scene! I'm very honored that my painting made such a good impression in their city. Unfortunately, this Tuesday they will be taken back home with me to Illinois. Still, it was wonderful to have the opportunity to show my work there and I hope I will be able to again in the near future!

Here's the article if you are interested: