We took snapshots of the scene and I’m including images of artworks done by artists that are in our group.
Life can be rather serendipitous in our business. Some time ago, an artist contacted me, as so many do, and sent along his portfolio. My staff, who always looks at submissions first said to me “You should check this guy out.” I was very impressed. And we wrote back and forth to each other. I didn’t realize at the time that he was coming to NY from France to pick up a gold medal. Right before the award ceremony, my assistant Kay tapped me on the shoulder and said “That artist we all like is here tonight… Talk to him.” After congratulating him for winning his medal, I asked him to come by the office on Monday to chat and to bring along his portfolio. To make a long story short, his name is Thomas Ehretsmann… he brought his portfolio and his originals which blew us all away. He’s got a signature style and a consistent body of work that reminds me of the classic painter, La Tour.
Before he left for France, he and I agreed to work together. Just shows you if an agent keeps his mind open to change, you never know where you will find great talent.
Edel Rodriguez, Ross Macdonald, my artist Chris Gall, Vincent Bourgeau
Jo Ann Miller of Directory of Illustration and myself
Steve Brodner and Jason Seiler
Another one of Sterling Hundley’s
Owen Smith’s Art
Mark Burckhardt recieves the Hamilton King Award
Yuko Shimizu and this year’s Chair, Edel Rodriguez
Thomas Ehretsmann, our newest artist, receives his gold medal
Jason Seiler and His Wife / Richard and Ana