Bootcamp for Artists

I'm proud to announce that my art (and a long quote) made it into a feature article in the Aug/Sep issue of Professional Artist Magazine. The story, written by nationally known art business consultant Carolyn Edlund (www.artsyshark.com), highlights the benefits to what she terms "Art Business Bootcamps". These are 1-2 day long intensive workshops focusing on marketing, pricing, branding and a whole host of other topics crucial to building and growing a sustainable art business.

I was fortunate to attend one such bootcamp, the "Art Business Summit" in April where I met Carolyn. It was hosted by the Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (www.clarkhulingsfund.org) whose mantra is "Art Is A Business, And Artists Should Run It." Amen!

Click on the slideshow to see a few pics from the story, including my aerial view painting "New Mexico Descent No. 4" and cityscape "Barcelona No. 2". What a thrill to be in a magazine that I have subscribed to over the years!

The Making of Sicily No. 1

I love painting cities and all things architectural, and I was honored when a good friend and collector of my art here in Santa Fe asked me to paint a Sicilian hillside town for her home. She and her husband traveled to Sicily a few years back and the place has kept its hold on them ever since. Our talks about their trip, and their familiarity with my cityscape style, led to the commission of this painting.

Enjoy the still shots of the finished piece, as well as the behind-the-scenes look at how it was made, by clicking on the images below.

Scenes from the Santa Fe Studio Tour

2018 marked my first year participating in the Santa Fe Studio Tour and it was a smashing success! A steady stream of visitors stopped by over the last 2 weekends of June, and 8 paintings found new homes. I couldn't be happier!!! :) You can check out my workspace converted into a gallery space in the pics below. I'm doing the Studio Tour again in 2019 on June 15–16 and June 22–23, so that would be a great time to plan a visit to see my studio and Santa Fe.