I am honored to be asked to participate in the
What is MicroVisions 8?
From Greg Manchess:
"For those new to the event, each year, Irene Gallo, Dan Dos Santos, and I ask a dozen artists to create a 5x7 painting of their choosing. These miniatures are exhibited at the Society of Illustrators and then placed on auction with all proceeds
going to the Society’s Student Scholarship Fund.
The Society Scholarships are among the illustration industry’s toughest awards. This year, over 8,000 entries were examined by 30 judges. Just over 200 students will be accepted into the exhibit, and about half will earn cash awards. Not only do these awards help subsidize students financially, they also go a long way to boost the confidence of young artists (and their nervous parents) by proving their voices stand out amongst thousands of others. It’s not long before you start seeing the winners on their way to becoming the field’s biggest names. John Jude Palencar, James Jean, Tomer Hanuka, Dan Dos Santos and hundreds of others have become noted illustrators since the Scholarship’s inception in 1981."
Here is a link to the Muddy Colors Blog:
When I was in high school and college, I depended on
scholarships for part of my schooling and extra workshops.
Not only did they help financially, but they also
helped me feel like I had a shot out there in the big scary world.
I am very happy to be able to give back in some way.
Thought I would post a teaser. More to come about my 5"x7" and details about MicroVisions 8.
But please meet the characters who may show up in my painting: