Sunday, November 19, 2023

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Murals for Tulsa Public Schools






Paintings installed in MacArthur Elementary School and Phoenix Rising High School in Tulsa,OK. Each painting depicts students from the school inside of fantasy and science-fiction stories to encourage students to dive into the world of reading. Students helped paint on the border panels.



The Great Escape, Oil, 4 x 6 feet
Based on a survey that students at MacArthur Elementary took, this painting highlights popular book subjects of animals and adventure at the school. As crocodiles approach a group of children fly above on wild animals.



To the Sky, Oil, 3 x 5 feet

Based on a survey that students at MacArthur Elementary took, this painting highlights popular book subjects of dragons at the school. Students take a limitless flight into the sky on the back of a wild dragon.



To the Rescue, Oil, 4 x 6 feet

Based on a survey that students at Phoenix Rising High School took, this painting highlights a popular book subject of heroes at the school. As a snake strikes, a hero breaks through just in time.


Video of close-up views of the paintings


Illustrators of the Future Award

I was among the Illustrators of the Future winners for the first quarter of 2023.

More information at the illustrators of the future winners blog.

Illustrators of the Future 1st Quarter Winners Announced for Volume 40 | Writers & Illustrators of the Future (writersofthefuture.com)



Articles featuring the award.




Many thanks to The Pennsylvania State Senate, including my father, Senator Art Haywood, Kim Ward and Michael C. Gerdes for the recognition. I am honored.

The 40th Annual Achievement Awards for the winners of Writers & Illustrators of the Future is on April 25th, 2024. You will be able to watch it live online at writersofthefuture.com.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Art for Climate Exhibition

 


My painting "Balance" will be in the Art for Climate Exhibition. 

"Balance", Oil, 8 x 10 inches. A balance between predator, prey and humanity as they coexist among rising tides.

Reception, November 8th 7 - 8 PM. On view November 8th - December 8th, 2023. Gallery Open, Mon-Fri 10am-1pm / 2:30-5:30pm 

Also featuring artists, Bertille de Baudini√®re, Joan Anfossi-Divol, Lynn Yaw Boling, Giselle Hobbs, Maureen O’Leary, Pascale Lefebvre and Roshni Raheja. 

Fondation des √Čtats-Unis, 15 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, France. More information at fondationdesetatsunis.org/art-for-climate-exhibition/ Inquiries welcome. contact@fondationdesetatsunis.org 


Monday, September 18, 2023

Open Studio


On October 6th my studio will be displaying three mural paintings that will be installed within MacArthur Elementary School and Phoenix Rising High School in November. Each painting depicts students from the schools inside of fantasy and science-fiction stories to encourage students to dive into the world of reading.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Tulsa Library’s Online Auction

 My paintings “Twilight in Valinor” and “Dragon Tales” will be available in the Tulsa Library’s Online Auction VERSES: Benefiting the Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service. 

September 30th 6 -9 PM. Central Library 400 Civic Center, Tulsa, OK 74103.

 I will have prints and my book “The Great Library” available at the event in addition to displaying my painting “Cosmic Tales” and murals for MacArthur Elementary School. 

More information and admission tickets at tulsalibrary.org/verses 

 Article featuring the event at tulsalibrary.org/sites/default/files/2023-08/TCCL_my-library_9-23_sm.pdf

Friday, September 15, 2023

Titania's Ball Exhibition

 

"Fairy Magic" Oil, 11 x 14 inches

My painting "Fairy Magic" will be in the Titania’s Ball Exhibition inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 

October 5th 5 - 8 PM. Tyler Arboretum 515 Painter Rd, Media, PA 19063. 

Admission tickets available at the event. More information at eracontemporary.com 





Friday, May 19, 2023

Murals at Central High School




I created four mural paintings that will be installed within the Central High School dance studio in May. Each painting depicts students from the school, and their teacher, inside of fantasy and science-fiction stories to encourage students to dive into the world of reading. From defeating evil spaceships to limitless flights with dragons, these murals are a metaphor for courageous aspirations through a fantastical lens.

Located at Central High School Dance Studio    3101 W Edison St, Tulsa, OK 74127 



Planet Perseverance, 3 x 3 feet



Spring Flight, Oil, 3 x 3 feet


Dragon Heart, Oil, 3 x 3 feet


Maintain, Oil, 3 x 5 feet

I am fortunate for the support of the 2022 - 23 Tulsa Artist Fellowship to continue my mural paintings for schools to inspire reading and book cover illustrations.