Monday, November 23, 2009

I'm in a new book, "100 Artists of the West Coast II"

I finally got my copy of this new book I'm in, 100 Artists of the West Coast II by Tina Skinner
You can purchase your copy on Amazon through this link.

My artwork is profiled in the book, including my painting "Looking Forward" 16 x 20 inches, oil on canvas (pictured above). This piece is depicted inside the book, as well as on the back cover of the dust jacket.


In the back of the book, all of the artists are pictured along with their web links. My self-portrait "Looking Inward", 36 x 48 inches, oil on canvas, is pictured there (but quite small) so I'm re-posting it here. This painting won the 2009 Urban Landscape Award at the California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition located at the Pasadena Museum of California Art...
Among other images included in the book is my painting, "The Los Angeles Sky", 20 x 20 inches, oil on canvas...


I feel fortunate to be accompanied in this publication along with a couple of old friends from my days at the Mendenhall Gallery. This piece is called "Vesper" oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches, by William Glen Crooks. Glen is another fellow San Diego painter, and was an early inspiration to my young career through his friendship. His sense of light is unmatched...


Glenn Ness (another old friend and former Mendenhall Gallery artist) is in the book. I used to exhibit with him at Sue Greenwood Fine Art as well. Glenn and I share a fascination for the urban landscape, plus an appreciation for the paintings of John Register. This piece is called "After the Lie", 12 x 18 inches, oil on canvas...

12 comments:

Sheila said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! How cool are you to be included in a very exclusive and talented group. The books would make great holiday gifts as well!

Marian Fortunati said...

Very well deserved, Tony!! Your work is amazing. Your self portrait peering in through the window was one of my favorites at the gold medal show.

billspaintingmn said...

Very cool Tony! You are recognized for your Art!
Aspiring, and inspiring is how I'd
like to put it.
"Looking Forward" & "LookingInward"
are both excellent pieces.
All of your art is clear to me! I
enjoy it and hope to see more!
Congratulations!

billspaintingmn said...

Happy Thansgiving!

william wray said...
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william wray said...

What a fool I am.. I missed out!

congrats!

tonypetersart said...

Thanks Sheila, it's always exciting to see my work in print.

tonypetersart said...

Much appreciated, Marian, that's some high praise!

tonypetersart said...

Hey billspaintingmn,

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

For some reason, recognition for my art always seems disproportionate to the great amount of effort I put into my work. So whenever it finally happens, I feel pretty grateful. Thanks!

tonypetersart said...

Hey Bill,

Hopefully we'll be in another book together one of these days.

billspaintingmn said...

Those efforts will always be recorded in your work.
The veiwer can recognise that effort!
And it's appreciated.
Art lovers always look for effort.

Cafe Pasadena said...

You deserve to be in a book!

And, I hope you had a Happy Festivus today!