Thanks to all that have supported me throughout 2012 - Etsy followers and buyers, bloggers that have featured my work on their sites, galleries that have taken on my work, my Facebook followers, readers of my blog, and visitors to my site! Your support means a great deal to me and I hope you have a wonderful New Year!
My work on fantastic blogs and sites - thanks also to anyone that shared my work on their Tumblr or Pinterest accounts too!
This bio is quite lengthy, so it might last me well into February or March...
The holidays are a time for family, so I with this post, I would like to share some of my family's talents.
Janet Overfield, paint on paper, 1976
I studied this painting very closely as a child. I believe its use of black and white influenced my interest in contrast.
James Overfield, walnut spoon, 2012
My father has always been an extremely creative person, most often in practical applications. He's now retired and is delving into woodcraft, leathercraft and metal work.
My sister, Carla Cosner has created her own magazine, West Virginia Family from the ground up. She takes on the work of editor, graphic designer, sales representative, public relations, delivery and more almost single-handedly. Her husband, Chris Cosner, is a talented painter, designer and animator - proficient with the old tools as well as the new ones. He's currently teaching art at Glenville State College. In addition, their daughters Kristen and Kylie have inherited their artistic talents.
Blue and White Porcelain Double Stack Ring
My sister-in-law Chelsey Adams makes amazing jewelry and ceramics which are both contemporary and elegant. Admire more here: cla contemporary
Lauren Adams Art
Winter River - February 3rd, oil and acrylic on canvas. 30 x 25", 2012
Last, but certainly not least, is my wonderful wife, Lauren Adams. I can't convey how proud I am of her and her amazing work. She's an incredible painter as you can see here: laurenadamsart.com
I'm proud to be able to share all this great work with you! Happy Holidays!
This first painting to be posted in 2012 is a continuation of my series of contemporary figure paintings with latex on canvas. The contour line drawing is created through scratching away the wet paint.
"29th of December", latex paint on canvas, 48"x30", 2011