Monday, August 20, 2012

MFA Exhibit at the University of Hartford

On July 20, 2012, after two years, I received a Masters of Fine Art in Illustration from the University of Hartford.  My thesis project is a historical novella titled The Boy Who Drew Soldiers.  Set primarily in the British sector of the Western Front in WWI France, it's a coming-of-age story tailored for the middle-school reader.  Students in the 8-12 year old age group are cognitively working their way through a stage pioneering French educational psychologist Jean Piaget called "concrete operations."  During this developmental period we start to develop empathy.  The underlying theme of The Boy Who Drew Soldiers, is empathy.

Here are pictures of my MFA show at the University of Hartford's Joseloff Gallery.

Monday, August 06, 2012

National Endowment for the Arts Magazine

Hey everyone, it's been awhile.  For the past 2 years, in addition to The Joe Bonham Project, I've been heavily invested in finishing a MFA in Illustration at the University of Hartford and teaching as an adjunct professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University's Painting and Printmaking Department.  On July 20th I earned my MFA.  I'll post my thesis in sections over the next coming weeks.

In other news, I am featured in this quarter's newly released issue of the National Endowment for the Arts Magazine.

Seeing is Believing

War through the Eyes of a Combat Artist