Carl V. Anderson of Stainless Steel Droppings recently conducted an interview with Michael Whelan. Among the topics discussed were traditional paint versus digital art, personal works used as book covers, and SPECTRUM FANTASTIC ART LIVE, a great event taking place this weekend in Kansas City, MO.

Michael said the following about meeting fans and exhibiting art at such events:

The chief thing I like to get from people who see my work in person is a “wow”. It can be from the subject, the sense of realism, or whatever other qualities can exist in a work of creative endeavor; I’ll take it any way I can get it!

I find that knowing the story behind a painting will greatly enhance the appreciation of the piece, so I suppose what I most desire to express to fans is a heightened sense of what went into a particular painting and what it is all about. I want people to be aware that every part of a painting is in there for a reason.

Follow the link below for the full interview!

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