As some of you know, I've been pretty inactive for a good while. Well, theres a reason for it. In May of last year, my wife Lisa succumbed to uterine cancer. I told myself that I'd stay active as an artist, but obviously that didn't happen. I'd start pieces, but not finish them as often as not, either because I didn't like the direction they were moving, or I'd just tire of a given piece. Effectively I stepped away from the art world for a year while grieving and dealing with the new mundane affairs of being on my own after 13 years.
It's been a year and three months and it's high time I re-engaged with painting again and got my work back out there. That starts in ten days. After two years of not exhibiting, I'm back at the Gencon Art Show this year. I'm also thinking very seriously of Con on the Cob, and probably one to three other shows this fall.
I finally invested in a good Epson large format printer, which let's me run prints at the sizes I worked on paintings. It's oddly encouraging to finally see pieces like the Runebound at full size and realize they really do look good. So, If you're attending and have a piece of mine you'd like to see a print of on the wall or for sale, please feel free to comment below to let me know, and I'll try to have copies available for it.
In the meanwhile, I'm putting one of my WIPs in scraps that I hope to have done for the show.
See you there!