|Jaimie 2.5×2.5 graphite on paper|
In two weeks, I’ll be showing my work at the San Diego Artwalk, and the weekend after that, I’ll be at the Sierra Madre Art Fair. The details for both shows are in a newsletter I sent to my mailing list last week. If you’re not on my mailing list, you can see the newsletter here. And, if you’d like, feel free to sign up for the newsletter here. (Your info will never be share, ever, with anyone.)
|I’ve always enjoyed drawing and painting small scale|
At 27, Braldt Bralds accompanied a friend to New York armed with his portfolio and a list of his favorite illustrators whom he resolved to contact to get their feedback. He called a number halfway down the list and thought he’s reached the artist but, instead, had reached his agent. He explained his situation and that he was visiting from Holland. The agent replied. “Are you Braldt Bralds?” His heart stopped, and then it raced. It seemed a client of Braldt’s in Cologne had sent some of his work to the agent. “They told me that when we meet, I have to be nice to you.” said the agent.
As Braldt sat in the waiting room while the agent made some calls, the office door opened and the illustrator at the top of his list walked in. Richard Hess looked at Braldt’s portfolio and asked, “Can you go to Time?” He replied wonderingly, “Of course.” Hess made a phone call and Braldt went for a walk. When he arrived at the address, he suddenly realized “Time magazine.” He was welcomed by the receptionist and ushered immediately into the office of the magazine’s former art director, Walter Bernard. After looking at Braldt’s portfolio with members of his staff, Bernard announced, “We want to give you a cover!”
Isolated Objects, John O’Hern