Desmond O'Hagan, Juror "Shiver" Juror's Choice 18x24
NORTHWEST PASTEL SOCIETY ANNUAL JURIED SHOW
OREGON ART SOCIETY GALLERY IN PORTLAND, OR
AUGUST 6 THRU AUGUST 30 . 2017
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, OR 97205
CORVALLIS ART GUILD
LASELLS CENTER OSU
42 JURIED ARTISTS
MAY 2 THRU MAY 30
Best in show "Spring Sprung" 18x24
JAM VIDEO INTERVIEW
Students from the Jam Journalism class at the University of Oregon filmed an interview with me Fall term, 2014. Bryan Cargill, Fahmo Mohammed and Stephanie Lambirth made the experience a comfortable delight. Here is the video they made. There is also an article on the Register Guard's blog.
Little Wolf's First Howling is meeting critical success since it's publication in April, 2017.
Written by Laura McGee Kvasnosky and
Illustrated by Laura and Me
(Laura painted the b/w gouche expansive Yellowstone landscapes and sweet relationship between father and son and I added the color in Photoshop.)
The book has been well received with three starred reviews:
ALA Booklist, School Library Journal and Kirkus.
Published by Candlewick Press, Boston, MA
ORDER ONLINE AT POWELL'S BOOKS
More about the author and our collaboration at www.LMKbooks.com
See short video of author/illustrators and others howling along:
Little Wolf Video
I am a contributor to this compilation book. My piece is chosen from earlier publication in Pastel Journal.
Available from Powell's Books
My pastel landscapes are of real and imagined places. Each painting is an experiment to express an idea about place and atmosphere. They are painted pretty quickly, over a day or two, and many do not succeed. I am not patient but I am persistent.
I go back to the same places to paint over and over again to record the weather, the quality of light, the reflection of water, the growth of grasses; all the changes in a place over time. Familiarity breeds understanding and a focused sense of the place so that I can express its fundamental nature simply.
I have always drawn and painted. Growing up in a busy family with five kids that valued creativity in all the arts, I was the designated visual artist. Later, I chose a landscape architecture career that honed my designer's eye and drawing skills. Those years of creating three dimensional spaces, designing with shadow, sunlight, color and texture, naturally inspired my passion for painting landscapes.
When I turned 50, my children grown, I decided to put in my 10,000 hours to master pastel painting. Now, some (many) years later, I've participated in juried shows, solo shows and group shows and have even been published in a national art magazine. I quit my day job and became a full time artist when I fell in love and moved to the King's Valley area in the Coast Range of Oregon, near Corvallis.