Happy 2016 Everybody!
I haven't completed anything new (yet!), although I am knee-deep in my "Six of Cups" painting for the 78Tarot Carnival deck
, which is due February 1st.
My work was featured in the two previous decks as well (the original Limited Edition and 78Tarot: Nautical). You can follow their official Facebook page
as this project unfolds. This deck is going to be super-awesome!
Two sister galleries in the Seattle, WA area are hosting a "Tarot" themed exhibit, featuring original paintings from the 78Tarot group. My "Pirates' Cave" (a.k.a. The Five of Wands) is on display, and for sale, at Eight & Sand Gallery, in Georgetown, from December 12th - January 1st, 2016. Next, our exhibit moves to Push/Pull in Ballard. That show runs January 9th - February 12th.
I have two other scheduled exhibits coming up this year so far:
~ I will be creating artwork for the "El Gato" show at Art At The Hall, in Aberdeen, Scotland, this October. There are many talented artists involved in this show, so I'm super thrilled to be involved!
~ Our Rabbit Hole Artist Collective will have a group show ~ themed "Dreamscapes" ~ at Penumbra Boutique & Gallery, in Alverca, Portugal. I will be submitting at least one piece into that show as well.
Of course, I will also be participating in the 11th Annual Art for the Animals charity auction, which is hosted by a local shop ~ Howards' Arts and Frames in Hagerstown, MD ~ throughout the month of October.
It is a blind auction, and its proceeds go directly to Guiding Eyes for the Blind. This will be my 6th year donating artwork.
I will also be working on my 2017 Literary Cats Calendar, and will likely launch the Kickstarter a bit sooner than last year... I am looking at mid-August. I ordered 150 calendars last year, and completely sold out before Christmas. I plan to order at least 250 this year!
What you will definitely see from me this year (in terms of art):
• Greek Gods and Goddesses!
• An Edgar Allen Poe inspired series!
• Carnival/circus themes!
• Creepy stuff!
• Celtic/Druid pieces!
• Elegant 18th century period costumes!
So keep checking back, and weigh in on which characters/cat breeds you would like to see next!