Saturday May 13, 2023
11am – 6pm
397 Pacific Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
This May will see the return of the annual hosting of an Open Studio here at our place in Brooklyn. Open to you, your friends, and the general public, we will showcase an abundance of new oil paintings, drawings, and projects as well as scores of classics from my 30+ year career as an illustrator.
Stop by the Green Dragon in Brooklyn (it is still growing its head and tail!) eat, drink, and commingle with fellow artists, professionals, and fans of the genre as we plow our creative paths forward in these changing times.
Works on display will include the massive Middle-earth canvas The Beacons of Gondor, anchoring the studio at 78″ x 114″. This is my largest work ever and was created for the exhibition at the Huntsville Museum of Art in Alabama this past winter. I am excited to finally be able to share this with the New York area audience.
The Open Studio will also feature a dedicated Wall of Magic, displaying over thirty recent Magic:The Gathering oil paintings and preliminary sketches for the trading card game as well as a handful of my earliest works for Wizards of the Coast.
I realize that many of you who follow my art here will not be able to travel to Brooklyn for the Open Studio.
In consideration of that, I have a few items I will be giving away to you online!
The foremost offering is an original graphite painting, 11″ x 14″, created as an interior illustration for Naomi Novik’s limited edition novel ‘Spinning Silver’ with Grim Oak Press. And to keep it fun you will have to choose between one of two works – ‘The Other Side’ or ‘The Mountain’!
(You may also speak ‘Friend’ and Enter if you know elvish!)
Back to the Brooklyn Event….
New fantasy works will be on display, from the cover of Kristen Britain’s forthcoming novel The Spirit of the Wood to interior illustrations for the new novel King-Killing Queen by author Shawn Speakman of Grim Oak Press .
Extra Bonuses to those who can make it to the event:
Also a lottery for various free art items including these Magic:The Gathering Micro Paintings created on the backsides of Artist Proofs. Three lucky winners will take these originals home!
And the first 25 visitors to the Open Studio will receive a free signed pristine copy of my now out of print first edition art book ‘Middle-earth: Visions of a Modern Myth’. Now a collectors item, these books are hard to find. Copies will also be embossed with the Sigil of the Kings of Gondor!
I will also have free DVDs of my video, Painting Joan of Arc, while supplies last (yes I know not many DVD players are out there anymore!). And for the online people, I will be giving away 10 copies via the Lottery of either the DVD or digital download (your choice, must be in the USA for mailings of DVD).
Science fiction works will include my most recent (and still drying) Empathetic Robot painting, Remembering. Portfolios filled with large, preliminary drawings and studies will also be available to peruse through.
For those who may be visiting New York, there are a few wonderful exhibitions to take in around the city, including Colleen Doran’s work for Neil Gaiman’s novels and Mike Mignola’s Pinocchio, both at the Society of Illustrators:
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I hope to see you this weekend!
Stop by, take in some art, and kick back in the backyard while you enjoy a lemonade in a little part of the Shire in Brooklyn!