Saturday, July 30, 2011

Illustration Friday – Obsession

Well, it seems I'm a bit obsessed with animals lately - this time a monkey! This one is called Monkey Business.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Featured Artist – Eric Barclay

I can't tell you how delighted I am to feature Eric Barclay as my first featured artist! I "met" Eric and became aware of his work through Illustration Friday. I am such a huge fan of this talented artist! Make sure you stop by his blog and see his delightful recycled creations.

Eric Barclay is an illustrator, sculptor, and designer based in Dallas, Texas. His work incorporates bold colors, simplicity of line, and subtle humor. Classic cartoons, modern art and design, and everyday mishaps heavily influence his work. He works mostly in gouache and acrylic, but is very comfortable creating digital artwork using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Most of his work is for the children’s market; his freelance clients include national and regional magazines, publishers, hotel chains, consumer goods companies, greeting card companies, banks, and more. He is currently illustrating two books, which will be published in 2012.

Eric lives with is wife of 15 years, two beautiful young daughters and two cats. He has an immediate opening for a dog and is currently interviewing candidates.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Geneva Fine Art Fair This Weekend

If you feel like braving the heat, come out to the Geneva Fine Art Fair this weekend. It's a fabulous fair, and there are plenty of places to shop or eat and take a break from the hot temps! Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Illustration Friday – Gesture

All it takes is a simple gesture to be open to all people, all thoughts, all ways of life.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Society 6 Selection

This is pretty cool…My print "Georgia Sunflower" was selected to be included in the Society6 Shop! If you've never visited the site, it's pretty awesome. You can get a selection of prints on canvas, as iPhone skins, etc. Check it out!​orgia_Sunflower_Print/56907

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Memories of the Beach

We used to go to Myrtle Beach, SC when I was a kid. I have such wonderful memories of being there…going to the little hut on the main drag that was Krispy Kreme, Oliver's for fresh seafood and hush puppies, the old amusement park, walking the beach looking for shark teeth, the smell of the salt air, riding the waves. I'd love to go there again sometime as it's been many years since my last trip. I'm sure it has changed dramatically.

When I started working on this little piece, all I could see were greens and blues - the colors of the beach and summer to me. So, here's "Day at the Beach."

Friday, July 8, 2011

Northbrook Art in the Park

This Saturday and Sunday I'll be at Northbrook Art in the Park! Stop by and see me if you can.