Here's a link to another interview I've done. This time with Renee Phillips of Manhattan Arts International. She was interested in how I use Art as a tool in my life.
In a recent magazine interview I was asked "Art often has the capacity for lasting influence and impression. Are there any works that have had an effect on you a long time after you first saw them?" I immediately remembered the day I realized Art was powerful...
Me: Absolutely, and I have no idea what the actual work was. But I’ll tell you the story of the day I realized Art was powerful – and hysterical. Mom and Dad decided dragging 5 kids under 8 to an art museum was a good idea. I vaguely remember the art or much of the day until I heard my 3-year-old brother’s laugh. Oh man it was a good one! A laugh that only a little kid can release – pure unadulterated joy! And it didn’t stop. I had to find my brother – he was in another room in the De Cordova museum. I turned the corner and there he was standing in front of a Wall-sized painting of a reclining nude woman. He stood there alone – little chunk of a kid- and laughed like a goon! I remember looking around the room. And the people were laughing too! They were laughing at Brian but way more than that – they were experiencing this little kid’s Art journey and enjoying it right along with him. It felt for a moment like everyone was connected to the painting. The entire scene couldn’t have lasted more than some seconds – I know now it was a pretty small museum back then and Mom and Dad swooped in, red faced, scooped him up and hustled him out. I was too young to really appreciate Fine Art but for some reason I was not too young to feel the connection in the room that day and know that Art is amazing. (And Hysterical!)
Artist run websites was kind enough to give me this write up in their Blog. Thank you!
It's been a busy summer! I'm still working on my series "My Life As A Chicken" and as much as I'd like to be finished with it, I think this is a series I'll add to for the rest of my life. I've done an interview with the UK publication Peripheral ARTeries. Please have a look.
Thanks to everyone who participated! E. Scott Phillips is our puzzle winner!
Puzzle Time - Win A Puzzle! GUESSING ENDS TONIGHT. I'LL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER ON MONDAY 7/31 AROUND 5PM EST
The rules are easy - Use my website to guess which painting this piece comes from. Send me your answer through the contact page, and on JULY 31 I'll pick from the winning entries. BIG HINT: This is from a 2017 work!
FYI If you'd like to get occasional postcards of my work in the mail, leave your address as well! Good Luck and have fun!!!
The Puzzle looks awesome!
It's puzzle time again and this time the prize is an actual puzzle! The rules are easy - Use my website to guess which painting this piece comes from. Send me your answer through the contact page, and on JULY 31 I'll pick from the winning entries.
FYI If you'd like to get occasional postcards of my work in the mail, leave your address as well! Good Luck and have fun!!
Hi Everyone! We're having an interesting July here in my world. I've been accepted into the Forever Young Picture Book Art Exhibition! Two of my paintings were chosen by the jury, Bird Tricks and Meet The Family. I'm looking forward to the Reception on July 27th from 3pm to 7pm. If you're anywhere close, Please come to the reception for some wine and snacks and Art for children!
I've also been invited to do an interview in the magazine Periferal ARTeries. I'll let you know more when I know more. but here's a link if you'd like a peek at what I'm up against. I think I'm terrified to get their questions.
Thanks for checking in. I'll post again soon