June 14, 2012

Hillyer Art Space

I have one piece from my ongoing Solitaire series on display and for sale in Hillyer Art Space's Auction and Birthday Bash  in Dupont Circle until June 29th. Here it is, but definitely stop by to see it in person if you are in the area!

Solitaire: Family
acrylic on gesso board
16"x 20"

June 6, 2012

Society of Illustrators Silver Award

Recently I received the word that I have won Silver in the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles's Annual Illustration competition! You can view their web page here. Shortly after, I received a certificate and a trophy to prove it!

I won the award in the Gallery category and am very excited about it, it's been a long time since I've won a trophy.

Here is the painting that won:

"The Great Escape!"

June 1, 2012

Artomatic 2012 and Meet the Artist Night

Artomatic is back and I'm participating in it!  

This year Aromatic is bigger than ever with over 1300 artists and 11 floors of art! I selected a space (2nd Floor, Space 174) on the 2nd floor in one of the larger open rooms and that's where I'll be for “Meet the Artist Night," this Saturday, June 2nd, between 7 and 10pm. I'll be ready to meet people, to talk about my work, and to answer any and all questions. Come on by and say hello!
Previously I had work in Artomatic 2004, 2007, and 2008, but missed Artomatic 2009 due to the opening of my solo show at Hillyer Art Space and to a trip to Argentina to introduce our first son to my wife’s family.

Artomatic has always been good to me. Strong sales, incredible exposure, and the opportunity to meet new people and see other artists' work  have me very excited to be in this year’s Artomatic and proud tp be showing work there.

Opening night definitely didn't disappoint! It was great to see friends, family, old faces and new. I particularly enjoyed seeing and hearing people’s reactions to my paintings. I love the interpretations people present me with, often giving me a brief insight into them. And I can actually learn from these interactions. Overhearing positive and more specifically negative comments (while not particularly great for the ego) helps me see what's working and what's not, sending me back to the studio ready to "step up the game."

There’s still almost a month left to visit Artomatic. I will be going back often to work on my volunteer shifts and to get a better look at all of the art I have yet to see!

I hope to see you there on Saturday!

For more information about Artomatic go to this link.

I'm Back!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted here but I plan to do so more regularly from now on. It’s not that I haven’t been doing any work; in fact, I’ve been quite busy but I just haven’t found the time to write.

A lot has happened since I last posted. On November 8th, 2011, I became a father; for the second time, to a beautiful boy, Noel Caetano Ferrand. Now we are a happy family of four, double the size and a lot busier than we were, say, 3 ½ years ago. Also, I was out of the country visiting friends and introducing Noel to my wife’s family for most of the winter in Argentina, both in Buenos Aires and Cordoba.


After finally feeling like I have adjusted to life with a newborn AND a toddler, I’m back in the studio and working hard to create more pieces.

A lot of good things have been happening lately and I hope this is just the beginning of a good year.


Coming soon: New posts  filling you in on my most recent news.