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Answering Your Questions!

Recently I had sent out a survey to gauge interest in some projects I have been considering working on. Mostly what I was after was if there was any appetite for a Black Abbey Studios Patreon Community, and also a coffee table style art book featuring my work. I would love to thank you all that took the time to fill out the survey. I truly value your thoughts and want to provide the best expereinces and products possible!

Who wants a Postcard???!!!

 

Greetings, Friends!

I am pleased to announce the launch of project I have been working hard on the last few weeks. I wanted to kick off 2020 by offering some nice goodies as a thank you to everyone supporting my art journey. I have designed an exclusive 4x6 Black Abbey Studios postcard to give out to my friends! I have 50 of these babies just waiting to get stamped and sent out to anyone that may want one!

Would you like a mini art piece sent to you through good, old fashioned snail mail? Here is all you have to do:

First Solo Art Show of 2020 and a Few Projects in the Works

Happy New Year, Dear Readers!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. I am excited to announce a bit of news for the beginning of 2020. I'll be having my first solo art show of the year at The Falcon Bar in Thornton Park, Oralndo! The opening will be held on Saturday, March 28th, from 9pm to 11pm. I have worked with owner and curator, Melissa, at The Falcon for many years for various group art shows. This, however, will be my first time having the walls to myself. I am super excited and grateful for the opportunity! 

End of Year Sale and Upcoming Price Adjustments

Hello, Friends! 

 

I cannot believe how 2019 has just flown by! It seems like only a few weeks ago I was ringing in the New Year with my friends. Where has the time gone? 

Fantasia Art Show at the LGBT+ Center Orlando

 

 

Greetings, Friends! 

I have some big news to share with all of you. I am excited to announce that I have partnered with the LGBT+ Center Orlando to present my second ever solo art exhibit! I have chosen to name the show "Fantasia" as it is a medley of both the lighter and darker spectrum of my artwork. From dictionary.com:

fan·ta·sia:

noun

1. a musical composition with a free form and often an improvisatory style.

2. a musical composition based on several familiar tunes.

Grief

 

 

On February 25th of this year, I lost my father. 

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From Artist Block to My Favorite Painting

I have heard a lot of friends and fellow artists talking about and dealing with artist's block lately. I recently went through my own stint of artist block. It was rough, the roughest and longest spell of block I have experienced since I began painting back in 2012. I thought it might be helpful to share my experience here, and what helped me get out of my creative rut to create what is, to date, my personal favorite painting.

Wedding Day!

It has been a while since I have been able to carve out some time to add to the blog. But there have been a few good reasons for my absence! The end of 2018 was a complete whirlwind for me, with my first solo art opening, some major home renovations getting started, and....also....I got married! Though the wedding is not exactly art related, I thought I would share the experience with all of you because it truly was a magical and lovely day. 

Photographing Artwork for Prints

One of the questions I get asked the most by fellow artists and artisans is how to best photograph your work for reproduction. I've been asked enough times over the last few months that I thought I would write a blog about my process. I figured it might help out those who are struggling and perhaps some of my buyers and clients will find it interesting as well. I'll be honest, learning how best to do this was...HARD. I have a lot of help, and even with that help sometimes I find myself stuck. I don't claim to be an expert on this subject, and it is an ever evolving process.

In the Garden of the White Rose

Hello, again, friends! Welcome back to my blog. 

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