The University of Texas has asked me to show selected works this coming Saturday at an event called Artistic Impressions of Management. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Jindal School’s art fund, which will be used to commission me and other contemporary artists to create works for the new building expansion. This collection is designed to provide a cultural experience for Jindal School students as they receive a world-class business education.
Recently, 360 West magazine did a feature article on my good friend Ann Williams who lives in Ft. Worth with her husband Mike. - Ann collects objects that speak to her and has an incredible gift for mixing texture and color. Here in the dining room, Ann selected my Homecoming painting from the Birdston Valley show as the focal point. -
Last April I was invited by Sarah & Todd McCoy to a small, private lunch here in Dallas to discuss creating the art & branding for the 1st annual John Wayne Film Festival. - Attending the lunch were Marisa Wayne (John Wayne's daughter), Anita Swift (John Wayne's granddaughter), Barry Tubb (actor/director, responsible for creating the John Wayne Film Festival), David Hale Smith (book agent) & Steve Stodghill (Dallas lawyer/film buff). Sarah & Todd saw an article on my work in Cowboys & Indians magazine and recommended that I be involved with creating the identity for the festival. For the past several months I've been working with Ethan Wayne (John Wayne's son), Karl Post & Greg Graber with the John Wayne Cancer Foundation in California to create the specific pieces needed for the festival. - The new logo (below) was just launched. I am also creating several large-scale canvases to be auctioned off by Heritage Auctions to benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. The festival takes place April 24-27. Thank you Sarah, Todd, Marisa, Anita, Ethan, Barry, David, Karl, Greg & Steve for trusting me with this cool project! -