Studio News
February 19, 2010
 Nearly Spring 2010
In This Issue
New Year, New Studio, New Work
 New Originals and Available Prints

I hope your Holidays were peaceful and happy.  I made an appearance at Chloe Fine Arts in San Francisco in December for their opening and a group show. It was a fine event and their energy is encouraging in this challenging time for the arts. I've been very busy in my new studio working on a number of commissions and some new work that I'm very excited about  including The Golden Bear, The Kingdom, and The Leapall featuring bears. All of my finished paintings are on the website in the Animal Gallery - see them here. The image below is of The Swimming Hole, an original oil on canvas recently completed and now available through Borsini-Burr . More coming soon.
The Rangers Sculpture
Joins AM and The Exchange in Collection

Our new bronze sculpture program has been very successful. My publisher Dreamworld Art has added The Rangers, based on a print edition that sold out very quickly in 2009.  Here's a view from behind. Click here to see them, and their brethren in in the Animal Gallery on my website. 
So Many Other Things to Share
The Blog and Upcoming Events

Thanks to those of you who have been following my  Dreamstudio blog.  I'm enjoying it and find the interaction energizing.  Join us if you haven't yet. I'm also publishing the blog on Facebook so you can visit me there as well.  
I currently have a month long show called Views from Inside and Out with Chloe Fine Art in San Francisco which features original landscapes as well as some imaginary realism animal work. Check our Events page on the website for details. As part of the show, I'll be giving a talk on February 27th at the gallery.  If you are in the area please try to make it.  The image below is Passage, one of the pieces in the show.
Another upcoming event is San Francisco Zoo's Zoofest - their annual fundraiser. I am honored they asked me to participate in their live auction, and am most pleased to be contributing with a print I'm donating for the event. The zoo does good work in their enrichment programs for the animals - finding ways to keep them stimulated and surprised every day with training that is based on their natural behaviors and instincts.  I've also been invited to meet the Grizzly Sisters at the zoo.  There will be photos of that you can be sure.
One last item for all of you rabbit fans - Pomegranate Communications is doing a children's jigsaw puzzle of The Kiss. More on that as it get's closer to release. 
As always, take care and please drop us a note through the Connect pages on either the site or the site.
My very best regards,
Bissell Animal & Landscapes
"Views from Inside & Out"
San Francisco, CA
February 5- March 4, 2010
Artist Talk  Feb. 27| 4:45pm
Live Auction
San Francisco Zoo
April 30, 2010
Show & Reception
Worcester, MA
May 21 & 22, 2010

The Swimming Hole

The Golden Bear
The Kingdom
The Leap
The Guru
The Source - coming soon

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