After a grueling week of over-working myself to the point of exhaustion, I had a genuinely rewarding Friday. If you've known me for awhile, I've definitely shared my love of the artist Robert Ernst Marx with you. I've been fortunate enough to meet this prolific artist, and become friends with him. Last night, for the very first time, I GOT TO SEE HIS STUDIO. I got to see not only his paintings, etchings, and bronze casts, but his collection of art books, his printing press, pictures of his wonderful wife Francie (who told me the most heartwarming stories of the photos), his oil paints, his brushes.... I was incredibly honored and amazed. This man changed my work ethic as a professional artist, and constantly inspires me. I'm incredibly fortunate to have my studio literally blocks away from his, and to have him and his wife as good friends.
I've been sketching out typefaces today for a business card. Check out Joe's work, he's pretty terrific, and helped me out a TON with the tweed ride!
I got all of the food paintings hung at Lento, and it looks like I'll be having my art permanently there, filtering new paintings in as they sell. So treat yourself to a nice, sustainable meal today and check out my art! Below, a sketch of my roast pork buddy.
A preview of my art on the wall at Lento. The lobster actually faces the seafood bar :)