Friday, December 23, 2016

2016 IN REVIEW


Thank you to everyone for your support this year. I was able to see many old friends as well as make some new ones. I have started on some new adventures and ended others. This year has definitely seen many changes!

WHAT'S NEW

This year I began a collaboration with a few new galleries. Two of them happen to be at the Phoenix airport - Mosaic and Indigenous. Stop by if you are passing through Sky Harbor and check out the latest Raven and Native American art adorning the walls.


My art will now permanently reside in a new museum in Mississippi dedicated to the history of local indigenous peoples. This was a very exciting project for me. Below is one of the images of the Mound story of creation.



The Choctaw Nation presented "Uncle Willie's Birth" with the Best of Show and purchased it for their museum


I now have many of my raven art in a new 20x20 format! Oops, one of them already sold!


If you happen to be in the Prescott area, please visit the special five month exhibit "The People Speak" featuring many native artists past and present. A dozen of my original works are in this exhibit including one of my painted buffalo skulls.





AND AGAIN THANK YOU to everyone for your support this year. I look forward to seeing and hearing from you in 2017. My next show will be the Heard Museum Indian Market in March in downtown Phoenix. Hope to see you there!


I ALMOST FORGOT!!  -  My loyal assistant Jack insisted his photo be included. His input has been invaluable and I could not have done it without him. He is obviously well compensated for his efforts.


Thursday, July 28, 2016

SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET


Mark your calendars!   Saturday Aug 20 - Sunday Aug 21, 2016 are the dates for the next Indian Market held in the historic downtown plaza in beautiful Santa Fe New Mexico. Please join me - I will be located in booth 812 right in front of Santa Fe City Hall on Marcy Street.

Here is a preview of some of the art I will have with me:

BEADED LEATHER PAINTINGS:




NEW RAVEN PAINTINGS





BUFFALO SKULLS AND LEDGER ART



And of course there will be many new portrait paintings as well as a few surprises. For more information on the market go to: Santa Fe Indian Market

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

NEW AWARDS AND UPCOMING EVENTS



Greetings! This month at the annual Heard Museum Indian Market  I was very happy to receive a first place ribbon for my oil painting "Uncle Willie's Birth". This painting is very dear to my heart, as it represents my great grand mother Luann Nale standing in front of her son Willie's birth certificate.  

For the past few months I have been working on a series of Choctaw paintings, using old documents and records using my ancestors as the foreground. You can see more of these paintings at Clarksonart.com

UPCOMING EVENTS AND SHOWS:

'Tis Art Center Gallery. - "Journeys in Spirit" -- May 19, 2016 - June 21, 2016 with opening reception Friday May 27 from 5:00-8:00 pm. Sponsored by the Smoki Museum. May 28-30 artist demonstrations, discussion and dance. I will be presenting my new Choctaw art as well as Painted Buffalo Skulls!

Art 35N artist studio tour. If you find yourself in the Williams area June 18-19 from 10am to 5pm, please come and visit me in the home of artist Tom Williams. Please contact me for the address! I will be painting all day.

Prescott Indian Market -- July 9th and 10th in beautiful downtown Prescott Arizona. You never know what you might find! My booth number will be announced shortly.

Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff is hosting "A New Latitude" from June 9 - August 6, 2016. This is an unprecedented three month show of juried local art.

Mountain Artist Studio Tour -- September 30, October 1-2. Come and visit the local artists in the Prescott Arizona area. I will be working on current works all during the tour and would love to visit with you in person. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

COME SEE ME THIS WEEKEND!


Would love to see you at the Phippen Museum Art Western Art Show in Prescott Arizona this Memorial Day weekend. I will be in booth 169. These are some of the brand new paintings I will have on display in my booth. On Saturday the 23,  I will be painting live in the square for the Quick Draw and auction. I will have extra chairs and water at my booth - so please stop by and visit for awhile!











Wednesday, September 17, 2014

NEW WORKS



A SNEAK PREVIEW of new works available at the upcoming Sedona Arts Festival in October. Each of the following is an original painting on wood set in a solid wood shadow box frame. The dimension of the outer frame is 8" x 8".

RAVENS






HUMMINGBIRDS






RAVENSCAPE



OWLS

The owls you see below are archival canvas prints which have been framed in the same type shadow box as the original paintings shown above. 





This is just a sample of work I will have available at the show. Larger paintings and prints will also be for sale. The good news - if you can't be at the show or can't wait until then, just contact me and I can arrange to have a painting sent directly to you. Thanks for looking and I look forward to sharing my tent with you!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

PHIPPEN SHOW ALMOST HERE

Two weeks from now marks the opening of the Phippen Museum Western Art Show here in downtown Prescott Arizona. The show's 40th anniversary event will be held on May 24th, 25th and 26th at the Courthouse Square in the center of town. I will again be participating in the Quick Draw event where I will have the chance to paint a masterpiece in 45 minutes while everyone stands and watches!

Here is a preview of some recently completed pieces I will have available in BOOTH 170, which is on the Cortez Street side of the Courthouse.


WE SHALL LIVE AGAIN 24 X 24


UNTITLED 18 X 18

UNTITLED 20 X 16

HOPI MAID 18 X 18

"My Last Wish" which won first place at the last Choctaw Art Show will also be on display.  There will be original "murders of Crows and Ravens" in oil and some fine art reproductions. If you would like me to bring a specific print or painting just let me know. Let's talk about cowboys and indians and celebrate crows and ravens - what could be more fun!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

SEDONA ART FESTIVAL



I just received my copy of the November edition of Southwest Art. Check out their special focus article on figurative painters.  I am so honored to be in this magazine!  "The Goddess Within" is a portrait of my daughter Laurissa.  Laurissa is expecting her first child any day now. She has been the muse for much of my art throughout the years.




Hope to see you this weekend October 12-13 at the Sedona Arts Festival.  I will be in booth C01 right near the front entrance. I will have lots of art work - including new 4"x4" canvas giclees of my favorite ravens, as well as the usual 10" x 10".  I will also have 20"x10" giclees of my newest oil painting,  "Raven Quest" which can also be seen in Southwest Art.




The painting below will be one of many pieces of art to be raffled at the festival. 100% of the money earned from the raffle will go to scholarships for Sedona area graduating seniors who are pursuing higher education in the arts. 



I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!

Friday, September 13, 2013

WHAT'S HAPPENING!!

Thanks to everyone who showed up at the Phippen Show this summer. It was great to see old friends and meet new ones. I had a great time doing the one hour Quick Draw.


It's been an exciting month for me. I won Best of Show and First Place in the Painting Category in the Choctaw Indian Art Show in Tvshka Homma, Oklahoma.

"My Last Wish"  - First Place Oil
"Ancient Symbols I and II" - Best of Show

Some exciting news - I will be part of a featured article in Southwest Art magazine in the November issue. The focus of the article will be figurative painters. The chosen painting for this article is a portrait of my daughter Laurissa entitled "The Goddess Within".

"The Goddess Within"

Another milestone - my website has been redone! You will now be able to see many more paintings, especially ravens and crows. The site also contains a link to my Etsy shop where you can easily purchase originals and prints using your credit card.

UPCOMING SHOWS: If you are in the Sedona area during the second week of October, be sure to come by and visit me at the Sedona Arts Festival.  I will be located right by the front entrance. The date for the festival is October 12 and 13 at the Sedona Red Rock High School. The High School is located on the west side of town. Be sure to watch the video and see if you can recognize me! This is my second and next to the last show of the year. The last show of the year will be on November 1-3 at the Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival in Carefree, Arizona.

And as always you can see my art here in Prescott Arizona at the Arts Prescott Gallery on historic Whiskey Road.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

PREPARING FOR THE PHIPPEN

This weekend will be full of fun and lots of art here in Prescott. I will be on the square during the Memorial Day Holiday May 25, 26 and 27. Come by to see the Quick Draw and Auction at 2:00 on Saturday. I will attempt to create a painting in one hour! Some of my new works being offered at the Phippen Art Show this weekend.....

"Vision Quest"
18 x 18 Oil on Board with shadow box frame
Based on a photo of Medicine Crow -  an Absaroke.
$500 

When a person is on a vision quest, he must have certain attitudes and intentions for his prayers to be sincere, and then he must carry these over into his daily life. - Indian Spirit, 2006 World Vision

"Sun Dance"
20 x 20 Oil on Board with shadow box frame
Based on a photo of American Horse - an Oglala Lakota
$525

The Sun Dance is the greatest ceremony that the Oglala do. It is a sacred ceremony in which all people have a part. - Indian Spirit, 2006 World Vision

"Last Gift"
20 x 20 Oil on Board with shadow box frame
Based on a photo by White Whirlwind - an Oglala Lakota
$525

The attitude of the Indian toward death, the test and background of life, is entirely consistent with his character and philosophy. Death has no terror for him; he meets it with simplicity and perfect calm, seeking only an honorable end as his last gift to his family and descendants. -  Indian Spirit, 2006 World Vision

Untitled
39 x 25 graphite drawing with colored pencil
Drawing of Eric LaBlanc

This drawing was just framed and then photographed, so there is a slight glare.  It is under museum quality conservation glass and accented with a double mat. I am going to enter it in the Phippen Museum's Drawing competition.  Come by and see it in person! Unfortunately I did not finish my oil painting so it will not be in the competition this year. 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

RAVENS, RAVENS, RAVENS

New Ravens set in an 8x8 shadow frame for $150 each. Well, the one in pink is really a parrot, I just thought I would slip him in. Each raven is painted in oil and of course comes with a certificate of authenticity (as do all my paintings).