Katherine Dunn has recently announced a very exciting sale on her holiday prints. What better way to give your loved ones the warm and fuzzies than to give them a beautiful piece of artwork (which often features creatures both warm and fuzzy)?
You can take a look at Katherine’s blog to explore the wonderful selection, and though it may be a bit premature, Happy Holidays!
Katherine Dunn has amassed quite an audience through her original musings about life and lessons learned at her Apifera Farm, where she and her husband raise animals and grow lavender. Her blog, which features moving stories, photographs of her personified critters, and original artwork, have garnered her fans from all over the world.
Recently, she began a blog just for subscribers, entitled “Tails & Tales”. Featuring her short stories, puppet movies, and experiments with animation, members will have special access to even more glorious content – for a mere $5.
Come and visit with Pino the donkey and GrandmÃ¨re Chat. Click here.
Katherine Dunn is thrilled that she has been asked to write a book for Quarry Books, a division of Rockport Publishers. While specific details of the book can’t be disclosed until after its release, the 144+ page book will focus on drawing, showcasing Katherine’s inspirations, techniques, and art.
We will be sure to share more details after the book’s 2010 release. Congratulations, Katherine! We are tremendously excited for you.
Morgan Gaynin has a wonderful presence in both Communication Arts and Luerzer’s 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide! We are thrilled that these prestigious publications have recognized members of our group once again.
Anson Liaw had two images accepted into this year’s Luerzer’s:
After seeing a piece of artwork on Katherine Dunn’s personal site, Cat Bennett asked her if she would participate in an upcoming book she wrote, “The Confidant Creative”, to be published in March, 2010.
As an inspirational book for visual artists, Katherine’s piece was inspired by a story about a woman who disappears while swimming under a full moon. Katherine said, “I love to swim, but never swim in the ocean or large lakes. I have always been drawn to water, but am also terrified of it. Any stories involving people on open water at night haunt me”.
Katherine Dunn shared a lovely email with us from a woman inquiring about purchasing this painting:
Here is an excerpt:
I think “Cultural Freedom” is simply lovely, as well as personally touching. I am from Kuwait and have myself struggled with certain issues (like wearing the hijab. Twice have I attempted to wear it and twice I have taken it off), and this painting spoke to me. Since my struggles to wear it were not enforced upon me but the result of my own spiritual seeking, I really appreciate that the painting seemed non-judgmental. I felt understanding and acceptance in this painting. I see myself in the woman in the center, and myself in the two women on the sides. They are my two attempts to wear the hijab. I love that the expression in all three is similar. They are all as lovely and as good…”
New York is one of the centers of the illustration world, and some of the most exciting events we get to attend are at the Society of Illustrators. A phenomenal museum of American Illustration by day, the Society hosts a series of galas and award shows throughout the year to celebrate the top illustrators working in the field.
Last week, we were pleased to attend the Advertising, Institutional, and Noncommissioned show. It’s a delight to see our artists’ originals grace the walls, and a great opportunity to catch up with pals and colleagues!
Here we see Gail with Bob Pastore, advertising sales mogul for the Workbook:
And here’s Gail again, with Jami Giovanopoulos, VP extraordinaire of Theispot:
Vicki and Gail take a moment to pose by Rene Milot’s killer bunny:
Many of us at MGI are huge fans of Katherine Dunn’s wonderful blog, so it was particularly exciting when The Bark Magazine decided to utilize her compassionate voice to approach this touching article. Accompanied by a wonderful pet portrait done in Katherine’s distinctive style, it’s a bit of a tear-jerker for animal lovers…proceed with caution!