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Great Blue Heron-

great blue heron

Illustration of a Great Blue Heron made with sharpie and prismacolor markers.

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Less than 24 hours to go

There are less than 24 hours to go on my Kickstarter campaign.  I cannot express how amazing it is that so many people responded to my project.  In less than 2 months I’ll be making art in Italy for some very awesome people.  I thoroughly enjoyed my Kickstarter experience and would recommend it to anyone with a project and a plan.

 

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5 Days Left on My Kickstarter Project

Only 5 more days to join my Kickstarter project and receive original fine art made in and maybe even sent from Italy.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1492078961/artist-residency-in-italy-summer-2017?ref=user_menu

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Tree Illustrations

I have been working on a few small drawings of trees over the past couple of months.  I am really enjoying working in a new medium, and recently invested some time and money in a decent amount of Prismacolor markers.  I make the outline of the subject and then color it in.  So basically, I make my own coloring pages.

There are still a few days left to donate to my kickstarter project and receive original, one of a kind art for only $5.   Artist Residency in Italy at Kickstarter.   See link in previous post!

 

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Artist Residency in Italy

I have been accepted to an artist residency in Italy this summer.  I am very excited to be going to Casaprota, Italy outside of Rome in the Sabine Hills area for the month of June.  While I am there I will hike and sketch the local flora and fauna as well as explore Italian folklore.  I will also be painting for an end of residency show.

I have created a Kickstarter project to raise money for art supplies for the trip.  Even a donation as low as $5 receives an original, one of a kind work of art.  Please consider donating today.  Just follow the link below to my Kickstarter project.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1492078961/artist-residency-in-italy-summer-2017?ref=user_menu

 

If you want to find out more about the art association Sabinarti where I will be staying for the month of June, follow this link.

http://www.sabinarti.it/SabinARTi_Associazione_Culturale/sabinARTi.html

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New Paintings-Finally

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I will be showing new work at Gallery 317 for Rockford First Fridays in February.

Friday February 6th, 2015 will be a great night to hang out in downtown Rockford.  Eat local and shop local!  If you can’t make it Friday, my work will be up through the rest of the month.

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NLI Annual Dinner invite cover

I took a whole stack of passenger pigeons into the Natural Land Institute, this is the one they picked for the cover of their Annual Dinner invitation.  Making a piece of art for the Annual Dinner was one of my intern assignments.   How cool is that?  I’ve told them that I will also donate the work (matted and framed) for the silent auction or to use however they see fit to raise money for the organization.  An organization that does great things in land conservation by the way!

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My personal interptetation of the passenger pigeon

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Sketch # 10 2nd attempt passenger pigeon. Better.

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Sketch 5

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