BLACKGATE.COM INTERVIEW

BLACKGATE.COM INTERVIEW

NEW ONLINE INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL

Check out a new interview with Michael on Blackgate.com.

http://www.blackgate.com

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SOLSTICE AWARD

SOLSTICE AWARD

MICHAEL TO RECEIVE SOLSTICE AWARD

The Science Fiction Writers of America have selected Michael Whelan to receive special recognition at this year’s Nebula Awards Banquet in Washington, D.C.

“The Solstice Award is for individuals who have had a significant impact on the science fiction or fantasy landscape, and is particularly intended for those who have consistently made a major, positive difference within the speculative fiction field.”

There are many events during the weekend, including a massive book-signing, that are open to the public.

http://www.sfwa.org

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REMARQUES I

REMARQUES I

A remarque is a small original sketch done by the artist on a limited edition print or book.

“Often when I’m asked to do a remarque, I grumble all the way to the studio because it will interfere with whatever painting I’m working on. But once I get started, I realize how little time I devote to just plain drawing and I end up enjoying myself.”

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HALLOWEEN 2009

HALLOWEEN 2009

“It’s time for Halloween Dreams —

“I admit to harboring a special fondness for my excursions to the darker side of things. The cathartic joy of giving vent to the things lurking in the shadows and the viewer’s visceral reaction are a big part of the payoff.

“Come, creatures of night!”

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PRELIMINARY CONCEPTS I

PRELIMINARY CONCEPTS I

“Much has been written by artists on the ‘fear of the blank canvas,’ but I have the opposite problem – I have too many ideas. Working out the details in sketches and studies helps me focus my mental picture, so that I can refine it into a finished work.”

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WARMTH & LIGHT

WARMTH & LIGHT

“While growing up in California yellow was my least favorite color, so it’s surprising for me to realize how often I’ve used it as a primary color scheme in a painting. Here is a selection of images featuring summery yellows and oranges.”

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ILLUXCON 2010

ILLUXCON 2010

MICHAEL AT ANNUAL FANTASY ART GATHERING

Each year, the place to be for serious fantasy art fans is IlluXCon in Altoona, PA. Meet Michael Whelan, Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell, Donato, Dan Dos Santos, Jordu Schell, and more than 50 other artists November 11-14 for the only fantasy art symposium of this kind.

http://www.illuxcon.com

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TREES PLACE GALLERY

TREES PLACE GALLERY

GALLERY SHOW, CAPE COD, MA

Michael Whelan and Russell Gordon will have a new show at Trees Place Gallery, Orleans, MA. Come see many new works and to meet the artists at the opening reception on August 21.

http://www.treesplace.com

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SPOCON 2010

SPOCON 2010

MICHAEL IS GUEST OF HONOR IN SPOKANE

Michael Whelan is the Guest of Honor at Spocon in Spokane, WA, July 30-August 1, 2010. Located at Gonzaga University, SpoCon will be Michael’s first trip to Eastern Washington. He will have original art and prints on display.

http://www.spocon.org

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ALBIN POLASEK MUSEUM

ALBIN POLASEK MUSEUM

SEE MICHAEL IN WINTER PARK, FLORIDA

Michael will be a guest of the Albin Polasek Museum in Winter Park, Florida April 17 & 18.

On Saturday at 11 AM, he will discuss his career and present a slide show at the Winter Park Public Library and on Sunday afternoon he will be the featured guest at the closing reception of the Maidens and Monsters Exhibit at the Polasek Museum. We look forward to seeing you there!

http://www.polasek.org

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