SE Guidedogs Super Heroes on Parade

Exciting news to share as I have been busy working on a new project, Super Heroes on Parade, with the charity Southeastern Guide Dogs.  This project is a collaboration between artists to paint, draw, sculpt or otherwise customize a massive doggie-hero statue. All the artists receive the same statue, cast molded by Scott Moore of Port Charlotte, FL but are paired with different sponsors who have “naming” rights and ideas of their own to incorporate.

I was selected for this project after replying with work samples to a call to artists featured in the St. Pete Arts Alliance newsletter. So never be afraid to put yourself out there or send that email folks. 
My sponsor pairing was with FIS a local software and financial services company that does work with clients across the globe. Just as impressive to me as the scope of their business, was the charity outreach that FIS participates in both across the world and throughout the Tampa Bay Area. It has been fun and challenging to brainstorm and work with a group’s batch of raw ideas to eventually a finished design, a statue that best embodies and pays tribute to what the company’s core values are all about. Above is a color sample done with watercolors, the statue itself will be painted with acrylics and sealed with a high quality, UV resistant, clear-coat.
The unveiling for the first ten sculptures of this year’s showing, of which I have been selected for, will take place on March 8th at the Sundial. Documentation of the painting process is being done with time-lapse video but I will wait to post those until after the unveiling.

See full post here: Sketchbook of the Mind2017-02-27.