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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A QUESTION OF BALANCE

A QUESTION OF BALANCE

This is one of a pair of paintings done as an experiment to see how readily my acrylic painting style would work in the egg tempera medium. Both paintings are compositions using the same symbolic elements: an egg, an ammonite fossil, and the leaf of a ginkgo tree.

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LOCUS AWARDS 2014

LOCUS AWARDS 2014

This weekend Michael Whelan won his 30th Locus Award for Best Artist. Thanks to all the voters of Locus Magazine for such consistent support throughout the years. The Locus Awards often fall on Michael’s birthday so this has become quite a tradition.

Today happens to be Michael’s 64th. If you’d like to wish him a happy “Beatle” birthday, head on over to his Facebook page and join the fun.

http://locusmag.com

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STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE ORIGINAL ART

STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE ORIGINAL ART

Original art that Michael Whelan produced during the making of WORDS OF RADIANCE and THE WAY OF KINGS is now available in our shop. We will be adding many more concepts so make sure to check back!

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