Welcome to our July newsletter.
I want to thank all of you who have contacted me over the last few months to congratulate us on the new web site. And, to all of our new subscribers — thank you for your interest in my work.
In March we attended Art Expo in New York and had a very good show, exhibiting our limited edition prints to designers and gallery owners. As a result we have added a number of new galleries to our network of dealers. This includes galleries in New York, Massachusetts, Montana, Colorado, California and France.
I'm pleased to announce the release of a new print — Pastors at the Gate. The original measured 2' x 10' and took more than six weeks to complete. The limited edition print is sized for the home at 14" x 72". Kids of all ages count the rabbits looking over the tree, and then discover many more in the background. A "pastor" looks after the land and community. Saint Augustine's description of a pastor's job is:
"Disturbers are to be rebuked, the low-spirited to be encouraged, the infirm to be supported, objectors confuted, the treacherous guarded against, the unskilled taught, the lazy aroused, the contentious restrained, the haughty repressed, litigants pacified, the poor relieved, the oppressed liberated, the good approved, the evil borne with, and all are to be loved."
Pastors is available in one small edition of 75. The last print we released in this format, The Perfect World (2007), sold out very quickly, so be sure to contact
your gallery representative soon to reserve one.
The Bather is a recently completed bear painting (46" X 48" oil on canvas). It is available now and will be part of an August show in Newport Beach at Lahaina Galleries.
As always, if you're in the SF Bay Area and want to visit the studio, please contact us.
Thank you all for your support and I wish you a happy summer!
I'll be appearing in the following locations with shows of my paintings and limited edition prints.
Newport Beach, CA | Aug. 2nd
Lara Sydney Gallery
Portland, OR | Aug. 7th
Bend, OR | Aug. 8th
Borsini Burr Galleries
Montara, CA | Aug. 16th
San Francisco, CA | Oct. 26th
New prints, including Rhapsody and The Lookouts are now available. See them and the full selection of available prints here.
Pomegranate has published a 2008 Holiday card of The Guardian. The set of twelve cards is available here and at many retail outlets across the country.
Also from Pomegranate and just in time for the holidays, are Bissell's Bears 2009 Calendar, and a set of Bissell's Bears Notecards.