As an artist, I find that there is nothing quite so encouraging as knowing that your peers and mentors are taking note of your work, and admonishing you for your artistic efforts. Not only does it confirm that you are headed in the right direction with your endeavors, but it also gives you a sense of being cheered on while moving forward into new territory.

One of the many ways that those who are a crucial part of the "Art World" today show their appreciation for [and recognition of] contributions made to the production, development, and furthering of art, is by promoting an artist's work [deemed worthy of such affections] through one or more of their many publications.

That being said, I am very excited, and completely honored to be sharing with each of you the following good news:

A detail portion of my recent painting, "Tea Still Life", will be gracing the cover of the July/August 2009 issue of American Artist magazine!

After many hours spent developing a cover design for this particular issue, the outcome is, in the words of one member of the American Artist's staff...

"One of the finest covers I have ever seen on our magazine in the years that I've worked here."

Please, be sure and get your copy of the July/August 2009 issue of American Artist magazine, on sale June 2ND!
Along with the cover photo is a feature article written by the magazines own Editor in Chief, Steve Doherty, containing full color photos of many of my most recent works.