HARBINGER AT JONATHAN LEVINE GALLERY IN NEW YORK

HARBINGER AT JONATHAN LEVINE GALLERY IN NEW YORK

Michael Whelan’s newest painting HARBINGER is on display beginning today as part of “infra:Real: The Art of Imaginative Realism.”

Curated by Patrick Wilshire, creator of Illuxcon, the show features many notable SF/Fantasy artists and showcases them in a new venue. The Jonathan LeVine Gallery has 2 locations in New York City’s Chelsea area, known for it’s art galleries and night life.

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HARBINGER

HARBINGER

The essential composition of HARBINGER came to me many years ago, and it has always centered on the wasp nest surrounding a stoplight—an omen of something running out of control, a slippage into chaos.

My initial inspiration, I believe, grew out of concern for the destabilizing and immense effects of global climate change, a sense of nature out of control and giving birth to unnatural and cataclysmic phenomena. I realize that it is not the happiest of subjects to dedicate a painting to, but the idea just wouldn’t let me go without painting it.

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MINICON 50

MINICON 50

Michael Whelan will be the Artist Guest of Honor at MINICON 50, taking place over Easter weekend. There he will have original art on display—as well as available for purchase—in the art show. Mention this post and receive 20% off prints, posters, and books at the Whelan.com tables.

The convention will be a great opportunity for fans in the Midwest to meet not only Michael but also legendary publisher Tom Doherty of Tor Books, and a trio of fantastic writers: Brandon Sanderson, Jane Yolen, and Larry Niven.

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Happy Holidays 2014

Happy Holidays 2014

We just emailed our final holiday newsletter for 2014 and would like to take a moment to wish you safe and happy holidays during this busy season. Thank you for all your interest and support this year!

Just a reminder – today is the last chance to order for regular delivery by Christmas. If you’re still looking for that special gift, there is new original art in our shop. And, of course, we’ve added new prints for the holidays as well.

DON’T MISS OUR HOLIDAY SPECIALS!

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RETURN TO OSTEN ARD

RETURN TO OSTEN ARD

Michael Whelan has agreed to illustrate the covers for The Last King of Osten Ard, a new trilogy by Tad Williams, sequel to Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn—a series that is widely considered not only Williams’ best work but some of the finest literary fantasy produced.

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Cyber Monday Special – 24 hour sale!

Cyber Monday Special – 24 hour sale!

To receive 20% off all Michael Whelan prints, enter promotional code CYB-14 during checkout.

Promotion ends at 6 PM EST on Tuesday, December 2nd. Discount is applied to subtotal and will not combine with any other promotional offer.

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THE DARK TOWER REVISITED

THE DARK TOWER REVISITED

“Ka was a wheel; it was also a net from which none ever escaped.”

Michael Whelan and Stephen King first met in 1979 when both were Guests of Honor at the World Fantasy Convention. The meeting led to Whelan’s first illustration for King, the cover for a slipcased limited edition of Firestarter published by Phantasia Press.

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FIRESTARTER AT AUCTION

FIRESTARTER AT AUCTION

Michael Whelan’s original painting FIRESTARTER goes to live auction with Heritage, an online auctioneer of collectibles, on October 17-18.

In 1980, Phantasia Press commissioned Whelan to illustrate the cover of their slip-cased, limited edition of the novel, which would be Whelan’s first work for Stephen King.

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LARGE AS LIFE

LARGE AS LIFE

The next major exhibition of Michael Whelan’s artwork will be at Tree’s Place Gallery in Orleans, Massachusetts from July 19-24th, with an opening reception taking place on Saturday from 5-7pm.

Established on Cape Cod in 1986, the gallery at Tree’s Place is billed as one of America’s Finest Contemporary Galleries.

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OUT OF THE SHADOWS

OUT OF THE SHADOWS

With this painting I revisit themes developed in my “Passage” series, which featured heavily in my first couple of one-man shows at the Tree’s Place gallery. All of the Passage works use the dream-object of the lighted bubbles—symbols of spirit or unfettered consciousness—to convey the idea of movement from one state of mind to another, a transition to a more open and lighted place; a release.

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