Friday, January 24, 2014

American Art Collector magazine 100th issue, February 2014

I placed this fun image of "Three Layer Cake" 24"x20" - Oil,  in the American Art Collector magazine's 100th issue!

On page 111 is the editorial piece the magazine included: Terry Romero Paul is an oil painter living in Southern California.  Much of her varied work centers on landscapes and still lifes. She is most noted for her dessert paintings. Her degree in fine art and training in background painting for animation helps her bring a different approach to her whimsical doughnuts, cookies and cake paintings. Wayne Thiebaud is the artist that has influenced her most. She channels Thiebaud when she steps in front of her blank canvas.  Terry says,“It is almost magical to transform the blank space and hopefully transport the viewer to a new experience”. Her paintings are joyful full of vibrant color and texture. They will undoubtedly steal a smile from you.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"Congressman Bruce Braley: Work Boots" 30" x 24" - Oil - Hanging in his office in Washington DC

Congressman Bruce Braley was very kind to allow me to paint his work boots and tell his story in my  show "These Shoes Are Made For Talking".  The painting is now displayed in his office in Washington DC along with a page from my book about the show and a photo of himself wearing his boots on the steps of the US Capitol right before he voted on the Employee Free Choice Act, fulfilling a campaign promise to his friends in organized labor.  Here is his story in his words:

“I bought these boots in May 1981. I had worked three summers on a bridge crew in Iowa and had burned my old work boots the previous summer when I went to law school. My Dad died in March and I moved back home to be with my Mom, who was a young widow. I needed a new pair of boots to get my old job back. I keep these in my office to remind me how unpredictable life can be.” 

Monday, January 6, 2014

SOLD! "One Short Of A Dozen" - Oil - 24x24

I have to admit that, although I am happy to sell my first painting of 2014 to a new collector (thank you very much), I am a little sad to let this donut painting go.  It is my personal favorite.

Friday, January 3, 2014

American Art Collector Magazine - January 2014 Issue

Please check out my Ad for the January 2014 American Art Collector Magazine on page 34 and the editorial piece on page 80. Plus two additional images on page 80 and 81.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014! "Three Layer Cake" 24"x20" - Oil

Happy New Year!  I hope the year is full of sweet moments, fun and creativity!