Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lots of Stuff!

Wow! So much has been going on. 

First, here is a new painting that I finished for the Artwalk in Florida. This is based on a past commission and a hat by Jan Wutkowski who owns AMUSE Artisinal Finery hat shop. Her creations are gorgeous and she is a REAL hat maker. 

I started the painting when I did the Dog Days Downtown in Wilmington and was painting in front of her shop. I just recently decided to pick it up again to finish for the show. I hope to do a whole series of these with different dogs and have a show at the end of the year or beginning of next year. 

12"x 16"
oil on wood

The Artwalk Downtown was fantastic! I could not believe how many people attended.  Someone told me an estimated 10,000 people attend the Artwalk in Jacksonville! Which is such an improvement since I lived there - Downtown Vision has done an amazing job!
I sold some books and met a lot of interesting people and even saw a friend from Wilmington!

Lastly, I have an article in Encore Magazine - here is the link:

Chumley at Artwalk living like a rock star!
Earlier he spend his day at the spa getting poofed up, trimmed up and fixed up at Pretty Paws Doggie Salon. Later he said to me "never do that again!".


  1. Clair, I love your site and what you post on fb! I have always seen myself as an artist too and have just started again after a bit of a slump. I know this is what I am supposed to be doing and not getting distracted with other things. Seeing someone I know painting and getting her work out there is very inspiring to me. And I see places where mine can be shown that I didn't know before. Thanks for being my "online" mentor! Your paintings rock! Kat

  2. This is fabulous!!!!! They eyes and the hat are what draws me in!