Totally shocked to find out I am one of the finalists in the ARC Salon 2016!! The Art Renewal Center annual competition is like the Oscars for artists. Thousands of artists from all over the world enter this prestigious competition. This year they have received 3,196 entries by over 1,300 artists representing 63 countries. They narrowed it down to 1006 finalist works by 640 artists, representing the top 32% of all works submitted.
Haven’t done a charcoal drawing in awhile, so I decided to do the spider conch shell. This is an 8×10 charcoal on Strathmore toned gray paper. I wasn’t sure the paper was going to be able to handle my usual abuse, but much to my surprise it has a really good tooth and stood up to several layers and erasures.
Fine Art America is the site that I use for prints of my paintings. I was rather impressed by their range of products that images can be applied to. My two seashell paintings look rather nice as decorator throw pillow cushions. They also offer greeting cards and tote bags. If you are interested in cushions or prints, go to: