Monday, August 31, 2009

"Hey Chris, I'm a big fan of your artwork!"


Until a year and a half ago the only time I would have heard this statement would have been within the context of the photo posted above, and since window fans don't talk I don't think I've heard that statement at all. Thankfully though things have changed, especially in the past several months. Thanks to WHITE SPACE GALLERY; I was able to gain experience as an artist with gallery representation. This led to my first solo show with Azoth Gallery in the gallery space at the New Haven Public Library. I was very surprised at how many people were willing to show up at the reception just based on the ads that were run in the local papers. People that hadn't met me or had seen my work before came because of one image they saw in the papers. That was a major confidence booster. While I was getting ready for that showing, another opportunity came along for me to show my work at the Yale School of Medicine. This also went very well as it generated a very positive response from viewers at the med school and also a sold painting. I've just finished a second show there in august which also went very well. This is one of the reasons why I started a blog to promote upcoming events concerning my work and also to sell smaller paintings through the blog, a format many artist are using lately as a means to market their work. Of course a website is essential too. Hopefully my site will be up in sept.(I'll keep you posted on that).My next entry will feature a small painting that can be purchased on line with many more to follow afterwards. Hopefully I'll be able to figure out this hightech stuff and get it to do what I want it to do. Until next time.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

You want me to paint what?!

A Walk In the Park
18 X 24

Welcome to my first blog entry. In these blogs you will see paintings that are positive and colorful. There are some in the art world who create images that are designed to shock or stir up controversy but I prefer to follow the Bob Ross line of thought "happy trees and puffy little clouds." Be assured dear viewers that I will never create images that are shocking, dark, disturbing, scary, controversial or nightmarish. Having said that; I do plan on working on a self portrait in the future and I'm sure the very idea of this many would find disturbing, scary and nightmarish but I digress. If you like to order a print of this image or purchase the original painting contact me @ FERGUSONARTIST@YAHOO.COM My website be will up soon so stay tuned for my next posting.