Recently our MFA group had a contact period in Fort Worth Texas.
While in Texas we were lucky enough to have the pleasure of having many great Illustrators speak to our group. We were able to meet Jack Unruh, Don Ivan Punchatz, Jose Cruz, and Bart Forbes to name a few.
During this trip and while under the guidance of my great peers(whom are all amazing illustrators), Greg NewBold, Ron Mazellan, Ron Spears, Chuck Primo, and my Thesis Advisor Doug Anderson I was able to pin down what it was that I will plan to tackle over the next year as my thesis project. The project will consist of 6 to 8 large panels all dealing with ones' search to find paradise in life. In my case the paintings will be composed of images of the many places I have been in pursuit of my personal view of paradise.
I am sad to say I am yet to find it, but along the journey I have captured some great imagery that I am eager to share in my paintings.