Saturday, October 1, 2016

"The Colors of Fall" in Great Falls

October 28 & 29, 2016- Convention Center-Best Western Heritage Inn- Great Falls, Montana
Sponsored by AAF - Great Falls, Ad Club 

It's with a great deal of excitement that I announce that I will be a participating artist at this years "Color of Fall Art Show & Sale" in my home town of Great Falls, Montana.
It will be the first showcase of my work there in over 14 years, I look forward to seeing old friends and customers, I'm bringing my latest art works, it should be great fun.
I spent the majority of my life and artistic journey there, I've always found fall to be my favorite time of the year, and autumn art shows in Great Falls have been a tradition as long as I can remember.

Mark your calendars for the last weekend in October, contact the 
Ad Club for tickets for the Friday Evening VIPreview Event.
Saturday showing is 10am-6pm open to the public with free admission, so bring your family and friends.

If your in the area, do stop by my booth and say hi, here is a sneak peek at some of the works I'll have in my booth.

Woods & the Water 1  24" x 24" acrylic on canvas

Spring Fling  24" x 48" acrylic on canvas

Lurking Lunker - Vignette    12" x 28" giclee canvas print , artist-proof Ltd Edition Print

Salmon Streamer 12"x 24" acrylic on canvas

Woods & the Water 2   24"x 48" acrylic on canvas

Royal 1 & Wooley 1 - 12" x 16" giclee canvas print , artist-proof Ltd Edition Prints

Palisade Falls 24" x 72" acrylic on canvas

Kingfisher- 14" x 18"  acrylic on canvas

Mini Fly Series- 10" x 16" acrylic on canvas

Woods & the Water 3     36"x 60" acrylic on canvas

Reynolds Mt. Logan Pass, Glacier Nat. Park Mt- artist-proof Ltd Edition Print

Mini- Prints Framed- 11" x 14" Signature Edition Prints

Gift Boxes of Tom Hanson Collection Note Cards

With the holidays just around the corner, this is a great time to find a unique gift for that special friend, loved one or employee.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

It's Time for Arbor Crest Art & Glass Fest 2016

It's time again for the annual Art and Glass Fest at the Arbor Crest Wine Cellars in Spokane Valley.
Located in a beautiful setting at the Cliff House over looking Spokane, this is one of Spokane's must see events each year.
I'm excited to be participating again this year, as in the past, I put together a number of new works to present at my booth, this years new works are of the "Woods & the Water Series".

Woods & the Water 3

In both the vertical and horizontal formats, these works are a blend of the old and new elements of my work. I'm revisiting the subject of aspens, as I had a series of pieces over 10 years ago, but with the on going popularity of the subject, I found the timing right to revisit this subject. 

Woods & the Water 2

Also, I will have a number of my prints on canvas and papers from my Tom Hanson Collection catalog:

Royal Coachman artist proof print on canvas framed

Framed prints from my collection, artists proofs available.

Logan Pass Glacier Park print framed

I'll have a number of my gift boxes of fine art Note Cards.

Gift Boxes of Note Cards

Make your calendar for this weekend, as this is a great way to spend a beautiful summer day, enjoy the art, world class wines, music and food at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars.

Hours are 11:00 to 6:00 Sat. the 27th & Sun. the 28th, it is a 21 and over event.

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Entree Gallery and Arbor Crest Art & Glass Fest in August

August is upon us and that brings us to my featured artist event " The Woods & the Water " at the Entree Gallery in Nordman, Idaho at Priest Lake.

Aspen Cascades 1  24" x 24" acrylic on canvas original
  The show features works that reflect my love of the woods, from my love of waterfalls and intimate nature scenes to the collection of images that depict abstract fly fishing fly's.

If you've never had the pleasure of experiencing the beautiful Entree Gallery, and your in the general vicinity of North Idaho, it's worth the trip to Priest Lake.
We'll be having a Meet the Artist reception on Sunday afternoon August 7th  from 1:00 -3 :00, if your looking for a way to spend a beautiful August afternoon, come on up and join us!

The show runs through the month of August.

Also in August:

The 2016 Art & Glass Fest at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars- Sat. & Sun. August 27th & 28th 11am-6pm  in Spokane Valley- free 
admission, a 21 or over event... 

The Cliff House at Arbor Crest

As in the past, I will be one of the participating artists at Arbor Crest again this year.
I look forward to this weekend each year as it is truly one of the gems of living in the Spokane Area!

I'll be joining 50 local and regional artists showing and selling our works, and while your enjoying all of the exciting art you can enjoy Arbor Crest's world class wines, live music and food vendors as well.
I'll have more about this years show, and a sneak peek of  some of the new work I'll have on hand soon...

Friday, June 3, 2016

Fresh off the Easel

The latest addition to my waterfall collection is this 72" x 24" acrylic on canvas original of "Palisade Falls", which depicts the iconic cascade in Hyalite Canyon near Bozeman, Montana. 

Palisade Falls
Featuring a heavy impasto texture and a 3 inch deep canvas, this piece jumps off the wall, and is ideally suited for a stairwell wall.
This piece and others are presently featured at Entree Gallery in Nordman, Idaho at Priest Lake, until Oct.1 2016.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Summer Season 2016 has begun

The Summer Season is off and running at the  Entree Gallery in Priest Lake, Idaho.
I'm excited to be a participating artist there this season, and the featured artist in August.
I'll be on hand on Sunday August 7th for a Meet the Artist event to kick off the show titled. "The Woods & the Water" so, put that on your calendar if your in Northern Idaho at that time.
The Entree Gallery- Nordman, Idaho

Some of my latest original canvases, as featured in the last post," Mini-Fly's" are available there now.

Mini Fly #4
There are more exciting events this summer, and I will feature them in upcoming posts.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

New Mini - Fly Fishing Originals

I've been challenged for sometime to create a series of Miniature Originals, many of my dealers and customers have requested this, but it has been a difficult thing for me to develop.

First off, I've always worked large, so to reduce my work to such a small size, and do it in a budgetary way that makes them affordable to the retail market and make it worth my while has been a challenge.

I've come up with a framed collection of original acrylic on canvas panel/framed that has been received well.
Currently I have a new series underway and I'm currently taking orders for custom pieces, prices start at just $300.00 plus shipping.

Here is one of my most recent pieces, Mini-Fly 3,  an abstract approach to a Royal Coachman like fly, featuring bold impasto texture, as all my originals do, with vivid colors and a touch of metallic wash. Framed here with a contemporary rustic wood frame and gold filet type trim.
The image size 5" x 11.75" with outer dimensions of  8.75" x 15".

Mini-Fly 3

The gold trim filet is visible below, and shows the proportions well.

Mini-Fly 3 profile

More photo's to follow.

Mini Fly 4