This is my home blog where I let you get an insight of what I am working on at the moment and a glimpse of some of my past artwork.
Thank you for your interest and I hope that you enjoy your visit.
Last week was the first chance I've taken this summer to do any artwork and I must say I enjoyed it immensely. This is an illustration of 3 of Marriann Reiter's family friends. It was a pleasure working on this project and I thank Marriann for her confidence.
While I may be back in the studio after traveling to other destinations it doesn't mean that I am painting. I have been working on organizing older prints, paintings and computer files. Today I started framing some prints that people have had an interest in and I will start advertising and promoting additional work in the next couple of weeks.
The question is will I migrate to this side of my studio this week? You may say to yourself, " Why should I be wondering about this?". You see, I've been working on my online store and it has a tendency to put me over the edge as I try to figure out what I am doing. I haven't worked on the blogs and online store lately and these computer programs seem to update and then I have to figure them out all over again. So as I sit here with my face turning red, chest thumping and visions of beverage entering my head, I may just have to visit the other side of my studio where the relief may reside.
On this page you can take a quick tour of my different art galleries or visit the different blogs to explore the collection in more detail. From each individual blog you will also be able to visit the online store for each collection.
I worked at Artex Hobby Products from 1976-1978 and met some fabulous people while employed there. They moved to South Carolina and my wife and I decided to stay here in Ohio as we were just starting our family.
Artex Hobby Products was a company that sold roll-on hobby embroidery paints. They had a great art dept. that created many illustrations that were printed on fabric like the old paint by number products. The buyers would purchase a design that they liked and use the roll-on paints to finish the picture. I worked in the marketing dept. that created the catalogs. flyers and marketing products for the company. On occasion I was able to submit sketches and ideas to the art dept. for possible inclusion in the Artex seasonal catalogs.
This was my first art related employment and I included this album to give the viewer an idea of where I started.